Congress govt initiated 'culture of murder', says PM Modi

Marsha Scott
May 2, 2018

PM Modi claimed that over two dozen BJP workers were killed under the Congress government in Karnataka in political violence.

"The earlier Congress governments allowed a handful of people to loot banks, but denied loans to the youth, farmer, the poor", he said. "The Congress fears that they will lose in elections and that is why they are spreading lies, dividing people on the grounds of caste and creating the atmosphere of fear", the Prime Minister said. "I also see him off up to his auto", he said.

The prime minister was alluding to Gandhi's speeches at his rallies in JD (S) strongholds where he attacked Deve Gowda, and called his party the "B Team" of the BJP.

Narendra Modi said that the law and order in the state are in shambles under Congress rule.

On 12 May, the Prime Minster opined, "The people of Karnataka are not only going to choose their MLA but will decide the future trajectory of the state".

Attacking dynastic politics in the Congress, PM Modi took a dig at CM Siddaramaiah for contesting from two seats and fielding his son in another.

Accusing the Congress government in the state of shielding sand mafias, Modi said those who loot can not be accepted to remain in power.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today kick-started the BJP's massive election campaign in Karnataka with an eye to wrest power from the incumbent Congress. Karnataka is among four states where the Congress is in power. PM Modi addressed his first three rallies in Chamrajnagar, Udupi, Belagavi districts.

Among the issues that have dominated this election so far are: corruption, unemployment, price rise and lack of access to drinking water. The Congress government of Karnataka failed to develop the tourism industry in the state.

He said the party would secure a majority and form the government.

Reacting to Mr Jasrotia induction, Mr Abdullah said Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and BJP seemed confused about their stand on the Kathua case. "The Congress will not win more than 50 seats", Yeddyurappa said.

Opinion polls by various agencies have projected a hung Assembly for the southern state with the ruling Congress or the opposition BJP having an edge in the 225-member legislative house, including one nominated.

"The Congress must answer people of the state what work they have done in Karnataka", added Modi. But what happened? In 4 years, the Congress party could only electrify 2 villages.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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