Cong Prez Rahul flays Modi over "silence" on Dalit atrocities

Alfred Osborne
May 5, 2018

Here's a primer on your candidate selection in Karnataka.

In the 2013 elections, the Congress won 13, BJP 12 and JD-S 3.

As opposed to earlier schedule, he may also address three public meetings each on May 6 and May 9.

Addressing a mammoth election rally in Kalaburagi N.V. College Ground yesterday, Modi said Congress doesn't respect the sacrifices of our soldiers.

Voicing confidence about winning the Karnataka Assembly polls, he said the Congress would defeat BJP and Modi in subsequent elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan before forming the government at the Centre in 2019. The results will be out on May 15.

The Congress has a strong leader in Karnataka. I won't say that there wasn't a political motive behind Narendra Modi's praise for Deve Gowda but at the same time, it's also been seen that Modi is always honest in maintaining decency and respect for senior politicians cutting across party lines.

"Farmers' plight today is because of Congress' policies, we are trying to wash away their sins", PM Modi said. Had they worked for the farmers would there be so many suicides?

This even the Congress understands and perhaps that's why the Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Siddaramaiah have started referring to the JD (S) as "B team" of the BJP so as to chip away at Muslim votes of the JD (S).

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"When the contribution of women in the country increases, the development of the country is ensured", said Modi.

Terming Congress as party of lies, PM Modi said, "From Indira Gandhi's time, Congress has only fooled poor people of society to win elections".

Accusing the Congress of politicising the farmers' deaths, PM Modi said, "The Congress is trying to offer false rhetoric and empty promises to the farmers".

# 11:38 AM: For years, the Congress keeps saying - Gareeb, Gareeb, Gareeb. Our Govt has worked on irrigation projects on which no work was done for 30 years. They kept on asking proof of the strikes from me.

He said the Congress government would also set up food processing plants to add value to agricultural products and benefit farmers.

"The women wing will be asked to counter the opposition's onslaught over women's issues with full facts and figures and make them aware about the programmes being run by the central government for their welfare", he said. After becoming PM I had come here to Tumakuru and sought the blessings of Sri Sri Sri Sivakumar Swami Ji at the Sree Siddaganga Mutt.

Siddaramaiah labelled it a "mutual admiration club", noting that Congress was now fighting a BJP-JD (S) alliance.

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