Karnataka Elections 2018 Highlights: Manmohan Singh takes on Modi, Suddaramaiah dares Modi and Yeddyurappa for an open debate

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New Delhi | Updated: May 7, 2018 5:49:16 PM

With only a few days left for Karnataka Assembly Elections, national parties Congress and BJP continue to carry out extensive campaigns across the state and launching attacks on each other over several issues

Former PM Manmohan Singh holding press conference in Bengaluru (Image: Twitter/ @INCKarnataka)

Karnataka election 2018 LIVE updates: With only a few days left for Karnataka Assembly Elections, national parties Congress and BJP continue to carry out extensive campaigns across the state. The two parties have been launching attacks on each other over several issues, over the past few weeks, while leaders like PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and Rahul Gandhi have toured the state.

Former Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, held a press conference at Bengaluru’s Queens Road on Monday.  Attacking Modi, he said that “no Prime Minister in our country has used the Office of the Prime Minister to say things about his opponent that Modi has been doing day in & day out. It doesn’t behove a Prime Minister to stoop so low & it is not good for the country as a whole as well.”

Check LIVE updates:

5:03 PM: “Recently there was a thunderstorm in UP that affected many people. Our govt provided relief within 24 hours. Did Siddaramaiah ever pay a visit to families of farmers who committed suicide in Karnataka?” says Yogi Adityanath in Belagavi, Karnataka

4:35 PM: BJP President Amit Shah holds roadshow in Karnataka’s Davanagere.

Amit Shah holding roadshow (Image: Twitter/ @ANI)

4:22 PM: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah sends legal notice for criminal and civil defamation to BJP, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and BS Yeddyurappa, over BJP’s corruption charges against him.

4:00 PM: In the next 5 years, every person in Karnataka will own a house promises Rahul Gandhi. “We will focus on creating a network of food-processing plants across Karnataka for the benefit of our farmers,” he added.

3:55 PM: “The strength of Karnataka is in the hands of the farmers, women, youth, small businessmen and all the people. The stage from which PM Modi speaks of anti-corruption also has people who’ve spent a time in jails for corruption,” said Rahul Gandhi in Hoskote, Karnataka.

3:31 PM: Suddaramaiah dares PM Narendra Modi and Yeddyurappa for an open debate about the elections.

3:21 PM: “He (PM) calls himself a ‘chowkidar’ but he let Nirav Modi & Mallaya escape, what kind of ‘chowkidar’ is he? He keeps saying ‘Achhe Din’ but where are Achhe Din’? He thinks that just because he is saying it in Hindi we won’t understand but we understand pretty well,” said Karnataka CM in an election rally.

3:15 PM: Congress President Rahul Gandhi is addressing a gathering in Hoskote, Karnataka.

3:04 PM: “BJP doesn’t believe in social justice, good for poor and socialism. Ananth Kumar Hegde is ‘nalayak’ not fit to be a gram panchayat leader; they have made him Union Minister. If Narendra Modi tries to change Constitution there will be bloodshed in this country,” said Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah.

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah in a rally (Image: ANI)

3:00 PM: “There are 3 modes in a mobile phone, work mode, speaker mode & airplane mode. Modi Ji only uses speaker mode & airplane mode, he never uses work mode,” said Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Bengaluru Rural.

2:45 PM: Congress President Rahul Gandhi campaigns on a bicycle in Karnataka’s Kolar and also met young admirers who joined his protest march there.

2:37 PM: “Siddaramaiah government has now become a symbol of corruption. His government is known as 10% commission government. He wears watch worth Rs. 40 lakh, that indicates how much corruption they have done,” said Amit Shah in Gagad, Karnataka.

2:27 PM: Congress President Rahul Gandhi held protests in Kolar against rising fuel rates, demanding that Petrol, Diesel and LPG prices be reduced immediately by the Modi Government.

2:25 PM: ”It is the ego of Siddaramaiah that people have been deprived of water of Mahadayi in this region” said BJP President Amit Shah in Nargund.

2:23 PM: “Rahul Gandhi speaks vociferously on women empowerment, justice for women etc. Today, I ask him to clarify his stand on Triple Talaq. This isn’t about any religion. This is about women’s rights. Will he stand up for dignity, equality & justice for women?” : Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prashad.

2:20 PM: “Unemployment has been the sore legacy of successive Congress governments. We have changed the paradigm of job creation by enhancing self-employment and entrepreneurship,” said PM Modi at Karnataka Yuva Morcha.

2:17 PM: “Congress ki jan sabha thi aur unke ke adhayaksh ne beech mein Vande Mataram ko rokne ka jaghanye kaam kiya.Aur jo Vande Mataram ke sanman mein khade nahi ho sakte aur jinke pass iske liye samay nahi hai woh is desh ka bhala nahi kar sakte,” said Amit Shah in Nargund.

2.15 pm: Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be touring in Kolar and Bangalore Rural. Narendra Modi interacted with the Yuva Morcha of Karnataka and Amit Shah will hold a public meeting on Monday near the Mangaluru airport and in Gadag District.

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