Davanageri: A faux pas by BJP president Amit Shah during a press conference in Davangere on Tuesday left the party embarrassed.

Shah said, "A retired Supreme Court recently said that if we hold a competition for the most corrupt government in the country, then Yeddyurappa government shall be given the No. 1 award." Dharwad MP Pralhad Joshi who was seated next to Shah tried to correct him, but by then the damage had been done.

When asked for his comments, state BJP president Yeddurappa said, "it was inadvertent"

Within a few minutes, a video of the Shah's statement went viral and the Congress made the best use of it.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah tweeted #shahoflies has spoken the truth.

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Chikkamagaluru: Four people of a family died after drowning while they were swimming at Tunga River in Shringeri Taluk's Vidyarannya village. Of the deceased, one person's dead body has been traced, while the search operation for others is on.

While the body of Balehaklu Village's resident Ratnakar was found, search is on for Nagendra, Pradeep and Ramanna.

Police, firefighters are jointly invilved in the search operation while also getting assistance from local swimming experts.

The incident took place in Shringeri police station limit.