A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a frontal attack on Congress government in Karnataka and even dubbed it corrupt, the BJP rival party has done something notable. To counter the criticism by the PM, Congress fielded Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today and not its party president Rahul Gandhi. Karnataka assembly election 2018 is around the corner and BJP is once again banking on PM Modi to secure mandate and dethrone Congress from the southern state.
PM highlighted how Congress government had failed the state and gave a glimpse of his vision for it as well as named some of the projects he would ensure came up there in case BJP was voted to power. PM also took to Twitter to lash out at the ruling Congress dispensation, he said, “Karnataka’s Congress government has placed the interests of their party above the interests of the state and the people. Corruption and mis-governance are rampant. Every section of society, including farmers, youth, neo-middle class and the middle class are unhappy.” Taking on the PM, Siddaramaiah retorted, “Being the PM of the country your words should carry high credibility. I would, therefore, request you to substantiate your allegation “corruption & mis-governance are rampant” with facts. Let us fight this election with dignity & based on just facts.”‘
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Dear @narendramodi ರವರೆ, being the PM of the country your words should carry high credibility. I would therefore request you to substantiate your allegation “corruption & misgovernance are rampant” with facts. Let us fight this election with dignity & based on #justfacts . https://t.co/D9gHyxWr61
— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) February 5, 2018
Yesterday, Siddaramaiah had said, “I am glad you are making time to visit the country’s start up & innovation hub, Namma Bengaluru today. On behalf of my people, I urge you to find the time for Karnataka’s drinking water needs & help us resolve the Mahadayi dispute. Namma Karnataka Fir.” “I welcome PM @narendramodi ರವರು to Namma Karnataka – the no. 1 state in investments, innovation & progressive policies. Through a unique model of development, we have scripted several national firsts across key sectors. I am confident that Karnataka’s success makes India proud,” Siddaramaiah had posted in another tweet.
Sounding the poll bugle, PM Modi yesterday accused the Siddaramaiah government of setting new records in corruption and asserted that the countdown for its exit has begun. “The Congress government is at the exit gate,” Modi told a huge public rally here, as he took on the Siddaramaiah rule dubbing it a “10 per cent commission government.” Flaying the government on the law and order front, he said, “instead of the rule of law, the criminals are ruling the roost.”
Notably, BJP had taken out 85-day “Parivarthana Yatra” that crisscrossed all 224 assembly constituencies and virtually sounded the bugle for the coming Assembly polls in the state, due early this year. The BJP has set a 150-plus seats mission, according to reports.