It's Sidda-rupaiah in Karnataka: PM Modi

He frankly said that, "Now the only state Cong are harping on is Karnataka".

Criticising the Congress for failing to develop the region in the span of four long years, PM Modi said that the Congress which was then headed by Sonia Gandhi had promised to invest a whopping amount of Rs 3000 crore for the development of the state.

"They are showing no concern for the city's needs". Karnataka has "siddha rupaiya" government, and this government has put the state under debt. Addressing a rally in Bengaluru, he called the Siddaramaiah government a "gold medalist in corruption where there is competition between departments and ministers over who is more corrupt".

"Contribution to Congress state governments 8,500 crore Farm Loan waiver = 0 Rs".

Modi, in his 45-minute speech, said that the Congress had by bad-mouthing Ballari, also maligned Hampi, which was the capital of the erstwhile Vijayanagara kingdom, and the birthplace of the revered Vidyaranya, Kanakadasa and Valmiki, and Lord Hanuman.

"What he said is true, but that doesn't mean I don't have any differences with him", Gowda said.

"Why is it that Congress government in Karnataka is not sensitive towards women's issues?"

A delegation of Congress leaders on Thursday met the Election Commission officials and demanded immediate action against the BJP, alleging that the saffron party had issued advertisements in clear violation of the model code of conduct and criminal law. "The state government is incapable of controlling the situation".

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Hitting at the Reddy brothers, two of whom are contesting from the BJP, Gandhi accused PM Modi of trying to "unleash the "Gabbar Singh gang" upon Karnataka". "Why are they not even spending funds for construction of toilets?" asked the Prime Minister.

"Congress's last fortress will collapse".

He said people of Karnataka have no faith in Congress government, its Chief Minister and other ministers.

He disagreed with pre-poll surveys which have predicted a hung assembly with BJP falling short of clear majority.

Rahul Gandhi, reacting to the ruling BJP's recurring campaign pitch about a "Congress-Mukt Bharat (Congress-free India)", says he does not want a "BJP-Mukt Bharat".

Modi's attack on the JD (S) comes on the day former CM H D Kumaraswamy raised suspicion over the sudden sympathy.

While Janardhana Reddy's imprint was nowhere to be seen when Modi visited Ballari, he is still involved with the BJP and is working out of a rented house in Hanagal on the border of Chitradurga and Ballari.

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