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Karnataka polls: The real reason they are important for national politics

06 May, 2018, 14:34 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • Karnataka polls: The real reason they are important for national politics

The BJP took its time to craft a manifesto that promised something for every section of the society and pledged to counter corruption in a big way - by strengthening the Lokayuka and announced its focus on the farm sector and the women on its journey to dislodge the Congress from one of its very few major states of Karnataka.

While he may be the only Chief Minister after Devaraj Urs to complete a full five year term in office, Mr Siddaramaiah may still not be able to stake a claim for another term as Chief Minister without leading the party to victory with at least a working majority in the May 12 poll.

"The Congress doesn't speak the truth".

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.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday blamed the Congress party for politicising the issue of Mahadayi river water sharing with neighbouring Goa.

"Congress is quite anxious about losing Karnataka because if they lose power in this state, they're concerned about what will happen to the party's leaders in Delhi".

Without taking the name newly appointed chief of the Madhya Pradesh unit of the Congress, Kamal Nath, he said that the Congress had made "a favourite of the corporate houses" its state president.

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Addressing an election rally, Modi alleged that the Congress, for years, spoke about poverty eradication only to garner votes, while neglecting farmers and the poor. True enough, candidates of the JD (S) and JD (U) were trounced by the Congress with Mr Siddaramaiah being among those defeated. BJP's CM candidate BS Yeddyurappa is a sitting Member of Parliament from Shivamogga and is contesting for the Karnataka assembly elections from Shikaripura constituency in the district.

The BJP chief said that since his party came to power at the Centre in 2014, it had gone on to form governments in 14 states.

Modi is on his third visit to the poll-bound state this month to campaign for the party and its candidates ahead of the assembly polls.

As the Congress questioned how the BJP could give tickets to eight of the clan of tainted mining baron Janardhana Reddy and still seek to get away with a clean image, the BJP let Sriramalu, a tribal, do the talking by naming him to to be the Deputy Chief Minister in the next BJP Government in State.

"If anyone can defeat Congress, it is Bharatiya Janata Party".

"I'm confident that BJP will sweep the 28 assembly seats in Bengaluru".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Karnataka.

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