PM Modi aiming to get BJP a southern foothold with Karnataka win

Congress President Rahul Gandhi at a function to inaugurate 'Samruddha Bharat' event in Bengaluru on Tuesday

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Wednesday launched an attack against the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular), saying that they both are supporting each other which shows their desperation to win in the Karnataka assembly elections.

"There is a leader of Congress who thinks only about one thing throughout the day - how to be the Prime Minister".

Development and welfare programmes went hand-in-hand under the Siddaramaiah-led government, he said.

"But, unlike our PM who hasn't had a press conference in 4 yrs., I will be doing many more of these!", he added in the tweet.

The senior Congress leader claimed that the BJP was facing an "imminent defeat" in Karnataka and alleged that the saffron party had been using huge amounts of cash to influence the voters of the southern state.

"They speak about changing the Constitution, let them try and touch it if they have the guts", Gandhi said.




Modi paid Rs 1500 crore per aircraft that the UPA government had worked out at Rs 700 crore, he said.

"Are you telling me if Indian women are raped politicians shouldn't discuss it?" The participant in the debate were Onkarnath Singh, spokesperson of Congress party, AshokThakur, spokesperson of BJP, Kulsoom Mustafa, a journalist and political commentator, Shehzad Poonawala, former Congress activist and Govind Pant Raju, consulting editor of APN. "We've put forward this demand to the EC", Union Minister Smriti Irani said after the BJP delegation met the EC.

He said jobs are the biggest problem facing India and the Congress party has promised in its manifesto to give a crore jobs in five years if it comes back to power in Karnataka. "Are you trying to say that politicians should remain silent while the women of this country are raped?"

"We had said that Dalits are being beaten up and oppressed when Rohith Vemula is killed Modi Ji doesn't say a word". "Convey to them that the BJP is working towards the betterment of one and all", the Prime Minister said.

Gandhi further said: "He didn't follow the procedure, he didn't ask the Cabinet Committee on Security. Our foreign policy is a disaster now". Instead of realising the ground reality, its leaders are staking claim for the post of prime minister of the country. "It's a one-man show".

In a statement issued last night, Mr Shah said Congress is now using fake voter IDs to create fictitious voters and rig Karnataka assembly elections. He appealed to the Karyakartas to visit the homes of SC/ST, OBC and minorities and assure them that BJP will work for their welfare.

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