Karnataka: Rahul questions Modi's silence on BJP ticket for Reddy brothers

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With the Karnataka Assembly elections less than a fortnight away, both Congress and BJP, which are the major contenders of the polls have taken it upon themselves to not let go of a single opportunity to point each other's mistakes. "Why are you hiding this?" He said that a talented pool of youngsters in Karnataka made this city the computer capital, but in the last five years, the Congress government turned Bengaluru into a "crime capital".

Modi said that the Congress rakes up the poor card only at the time of elections.

Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not come to the aid of farmers, he said, "We waived off farmer loans in Karnataka worth Rs 8000 Cr, Modi Ji did not do anything for the state's farmers".

The senior Congress leader said Mr Modi must understand that building lies was easy, but building cities is hard.

On an alliance controversy with JD (S) PM Modi said, " Who can deny that there is a collision between JD (S) and Cong when they are fighting in Tumukura but are in alliance in Bangalore Municipal Corporation.

Modi, however, insisted he still has respect for Deve Gowda, who had announced before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls that he would commit suicide if he became the prime minister.

The meeting, which will be held two days after the declaration of the results of the Karnataka Assembly polls, will focus mainly on the pro-poor initiatives of the government and the role of the cells in their publicity.

"It plays like an episode of "Karnataka's Most Wanted", he said, using the hashtag "#AnswerMaadiModi".

"The Congress was talking about anti-incumbency in the state in 2013 but there was no such thing".

He said that the Congress party did nothing for the farmers in the 70 years and that is the reason behind the condition of farmers today. Recently, the Chief Minister in a series of tweets has pointed fingers on Prime Minister over the corruption cases pending against his leaders.

In Udupi district, the memorandum said, the deputy commissioner allegedly at the behest of the Congress ordered removal of saffron flags from temples and banned a traditional art and cultural practise.

# 02:16 PM: Congress can only loot Karnataka, they cannot do anything else for the state, says Modi.

Addressing another rally at Gajendragad, Gandhi said the prime minister's campaign speeches lacked "weight".

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