Published: Sun, May 06, 2018
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

Modi says Gowda has tacit understanding with Congress in Karnataka

Modi says Gowda has tacit understanding with Congress in Karnataka

He said the writing on the wall is clear with regard to the Karnataka assembly polls.

The RSS is an Indian right-wing nationalist organization which conceptualizes the actual meaning of being an Indian. "BJP is committed to development while Congress is opposed to it at every step". Only two days ago, the prime minister had lavished praise on Gowda.

"An amount of Rs 100 crore will be allocated for "Raitha Bandhu Scholarship" to be given to farmers' children to pursue agriculture and allied sector courses in the state", the manifesto added.

"Why are the people of Tumakuru not getting water from the Hemavati River?"

Addressing the mammoth crowd, the PM said that the Congress neglected farmers in the last seven decades.

He said the Centre is also mulling on ways to increase coconut exports, which was never thought about by the Congress. "Why don't they tell about the Congress leaders sitting as MLAs and ministers in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, whose almirahs and bed sheets were found laden with notes?"

Shah said that the Congress had reached such a point that even if its President Rahul Gandhi were to use binoculars, he would not be able to locate his party. "Cong is only interested in filling their safes with black money", the Prime Minister said.

Often alluded as the "King Maker" party, JD (S) has a strong backing from the Vokkaliga community in the Old Mysore region.

Prime Minister Modi also highlighted that how a Congress leader's wealth has increased from Rs 74 crore in 2008 to over Rs 800 crore in 2018.

He attacked Congress and said coastal Karnataka has suffered due to the "anti-people politics" of the ruling party.

He exhorted party workers to "foil attempts by the Congress to ramp up caste divisions". "Congress and JD (S) have a secret understanding behind the curtains", media reports quoted him as saying.

"During the 2014 Lok Sabha elections there was a battle going on between us (the BJP) and the JD-S and Deve Gowda had announced that if I win and the BJP comes to power he would commit suicide". Among those who are contesting on a BJP ticket from the assembly seats in the district are GB Jyothi Ganesh from Tumkur (city) and B Suresh Gowda from Tumkur (rural).

Earlier on Friday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the party's Mahila Morcha of Karnataka through the Namo App. And the prospect of a coalition with the JD (S) to keep the BJP out of power may not seem inviting to him as it could give Mr Gowda and his kin the chance to impose riders such as who should be Chief Minister.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

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