LIVE Amit Shah in Chitradurga, Karnataka: BJP chief says Congress has cut all connections of state’s development engine

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Bengaluru | Updated: January 10, 2018 6:04:29 PM

LIVE Amit Shah in Chitradurga, Karnataka: Addressing BJP's "Parivartan Yatre" at Chitradurga in the state, BJP chief Amit Shah, launched a scathing attack on the Congress. He accused the Congress of slowing down development and rampant corruption.

Amit Shah accuses Congress of slowing down development in Karnataka

LIVE Amit Shah in Chitradurga, Karnataka: BJP chief Amit Shah today blowed the bugle for the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections.  Addressing BJP’s “Parivartan Yatre” at Chitradurga in the state, BJP chief Amit Shah, launched a scathing attack on the Congress. He accused the Congress of slowing down development and rampant corruption. On Tuesday, Shah also interacted with BJP delegates of northern and southern part of Party’s Karnataka unit in Bengaluru. Meanwhile, an Election Commission team on Tuesday held discussions with top Karnataka government officials on the preparedness for holding the assembly elections in the state, due early this year. The seven-member team led by Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha met Chief Secretary K Ratna Prabha and other senior state officials here, official sources were quoted as saying by PTI. On a three-day visit, the team would continue the discussions with officials tomorrow. On January 11, the EC officials will meet political parties. The term of the present assembly would end in May this year. Congress came back to power on May 13, 2013 winning the assembly polls.

Here are LIVE UPDATES of Amit Shah’s speech at Chitradurga:

2: 36 pm: Meanwhile, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah has reacted sharply to the accusations of Amit Shah saying, “BJP, RSS, Bajrang Dal have extremist elements, govt will not leave those who disturb peace, we will not tolerate it, doesn’t matter if it is SDPI or Bajrang Dal, which ever organisation it is, we will not tolerate it.”

2: 10 pm: Siddaramaiah govt is doing vote bank politics, it is an anti-Hindu govt. They have withdrawn all cases against SDPI, which is an anti-India organisation: Amit Shah

2: 05 pm: Siddaramaiah govt is anti-Hindu that indulges in vote bank politics. It has withdrawn all cases against the criminals of radical group PFI. The salaries of temple priests have been held for 4 months now: Amit Shah

2: 01 pm: This Congress govt. will not last long. They will be behind the bars once BJP forms the government in the state: Amit Shah

2: 00 pm: If Govind Raj’s diary is opened, it will take a week to read it. Besides, it’ll reveal umpteen number of corruption cases of Congress party: Amit Shah

1: 57 pm: Congress government has deprived the people of Karnataka from the crore of rupees meant for the welfare of people: Amit Shah

1: 55 pm: I have come to answer the CM’s question on what has centre done for Karnataka. In 13th Finance Commission under UPA Rs 88,583 cr was allocated for Karnataka, under our govt in 14th Finance Commission, Karnataka was given 2 lakh 19 thousand crore: Amit Shah in Chitradurga

1: 54 pm: Where did all the amount sanctioned for the development of Karnataka given by Modi govt go? Look for a Congressman in your village, 5 years back what used to be a thatched house will now be a huge 4 storey house with an expensive car parked in: Amit Shah

1: 51 pm: Modi government has provided free LPG connection to 3.33 lakh poor women of Karnataka under PM Ujjwala Yojana: Amit Shah

1: 48 pm: The development of Karnataka has come to a standstill since the Congress formed government here.

1: 45 pm: Modi government has increased Karnataka share from Rs. 88,583 crore (13th Finance commission) to Rs. 2,19,500 crore (14th Finance commission): Amit Shah

1: 40 pm: BJP cleared Rs 79,000 crore for the state: Amit Shah

1: 37 pm: The reverse countdown for the Congress has started: Amit Shah

1: 35 pm: Karnataka’s development today, is like an engine whose all connections have been cut off by the Congress: Amit Shah.

1: 34 pm: Witnessing the rage among the farmers and the youths, I can surely say that Congress is not coming back in the state: Amit Shah.

1: 32 pm: Amit Shah claims that B. S. Yeddyurappa is all set to become Karnataka’s next CM and there is no stopping him.

1: 30 pm: Amit Shah comes to the podium amid loud roars of Bharat Mata Ki Jai.

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