Published: Fri, May 04, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Deve Gowda dismisses PM Modi's remarks on him as insignificant

Deve Gowda dismisses PM Modi's remarks on him as insignificant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi took Karnataka election campaigning to a feverish pitch May 3, launching scathing attacks against one another ahead of the May 12 election for a new state government.

Interacting with workers of the Karnataka BJP farmers cell through the Narendra Modi App today, Mr Modi said, the NDA Government is making efforts to uplift the farmers and come up with solutions for the problems they are facing.

"By portraying Ballari in poor light, Congress party has maligned these great sons of soil", he said.

As the assembly elections in Karnataka nears, the political temperature in the state is heating up.

Besides action against the Congress leaders, the BJP has demanded that a few deputy commissioners and some other state officials be removed, he said.

Surjewala alleged that the leaders of the RSS and the BJP were supporting the British when the Congress was fighting the war of independence under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. It was Modi who, at a rally in Chamarajanagar district on May 1, had criticised the Congress for "disrespecting" Gowda, and his statement was seen as an overture to the JD (S) keeping in mind the possibility of a post-poll alliance. "You are trying to get them inducted into the Assembly, and you tell the country that you are fighting against corruption", he said.

Both Modi and Gandhi were scheduled to address separate public rallies in the state on Thursday. Reddy brothers gang, which was in jail.

BJP, under the leadership of former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, is eyeing on to return to power.

He said, "Look at the rising illegal mining in the state". The people of Bellary and the people of Karnataka want an account of all the funds from the "Sidda rupaiah" government, " Modi said. Gowda says. "People understand what the real issues are".

The memorandum said the EC, the watchdog of free and fair elections, was duty-bound to take cognisance and direct registration of offences against all who directly and indirectly indulged in publishing baseless advertisements with an intent to misguide voters and obtain votes unfairly.

He also said that there has been no MSP (minimum support price) plus 50 per cent for farmers of Karnataka as promised by the Modi regime. "In 1948, after defeating Pakistan, General Thimayya was insulted by PM Nehru and Defence Minister Krishna Menon".

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