He said that the Congress-led UPA government had provided 1100% more funds for Karnataka cities compared to the Modi government. He rubbished pollsters' predictions about a hung assembly and asserted that the BJP would form a government on its own.
New Delhi- Attacking Narendra Modi for letting the farmers down in Karnataka, Congress President Rahul Gandhi in a report card gave the Prime Minister an "F" Grade for his performance in the agricultural sector in the state.
PM said "These two pictures are proof of that ". Under attack over the BJP giving tickets to the controversial Reddy brothers, allegedly involved in a mammoth mining scam, Modi launched a counteroffensive against the Karnataka government, accusing it of thwarting the Centre's attempts to check illegal mining by not formulating a mining policy.
"'No matter what he (Prime Minister Modi) says about me, I will never make a personal attack on him as he is the Prime Minister of the country, but I can ask him questions", he added.
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"The youth in Karnataka turned Bengaluru to a Silicon Valley, but the Congress government turned it into a valley of sin", PM Modi said at an election rally on the city outskirts in poll-bound Karnataka.
"What he said is true, but that doesn't mean I don't have any differences with him", Gowda said. "But nothing has really happened", Rahul said. "In view of the above, it is also just and necessary for this Commission to take cognizance of these illegal and unlawful acts and prosecute responsible bodies and individuals in accordance with law", the Congress demanded.
Stating that the 2018 Assembly elections is a fight between national political parties and a regional party, he said there was need to promote regional parties for a healthy federal set up.
The 47-year-old scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family asked Modi to also explain to the people of Karnataka why a "corruption-tainted" man like B.S. Yeddyurappa was chosen as the party's Chief Ministerial face. "But as soon as Siddharamaiah became the CM, he got my photo removed", Gowda revealed.