K'taka polls: Congress, JDS desperate to win election, says Shah

Aaron Brown
May 12, 2018

The BJP chief also exuded confidence over saffron party's win in the assembly elections and said that the party will form the government in the state with full majority.

"But the new Prime Minister (Modi) went to France, agreed to pay Rs 1,500 crore for each aircraft and snatched the contract from HAL and gave it to his friend's company that has never ever made a single aircraft", Rahul said.

"Of course, it is a great deal, it's absolutely a smashing deal for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and you can see the effects of it in the amount of money being thrown around in the state (polls)". Such is the arrogance of the "naamdhaar" (dynast). Political pundits wrote him off as a lightweight, reluctant politician who didn't stand a chance in Indian politics.

"You would have seen Modiji speaking bad about (chief minister) Siddaramaiahji, (Mallikarjun) Khargeji and me. Until the Congress party was in power, Baba Saheb was not given Bharat Ratna", the Prime Minister remarked.

She said that this manifesto will address issues of the people at the constituency level as well. S. Yeddyurappa calling him an "election Hindu", Gandhi said he had been visiting temples and other religious institutions.

Sageer Ahmed, a former Congress minister and three-time Chikmagalur MLA who was part of Indira Gandhi's campaign team, told The Times of India how Indira campaigned tirelessly ahead of the bye-polls.

"Modi likes to distract people". That question could be resolved if Congress were to do particularly well in assembly elections between now and then.

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"People of Karnataka will not forgive the Congress for this".

Sharply criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chidambaram said he should maintain the dignity of his post. These stats show that Congress has an advantage over BJP in forming the next government. "Madam Mino, Karnataka does not need to learn from any person who is responsible for wasting of India since last 10 years". "As a leader of the political party, it is my job to visit the religious institution that invites me. To stop the OBC Commission getting constitutional status, they did not allow the Parliament to function", he said.

Karnataka's chief electoral officer Sanjiv Kumar said a deputy election commissioner rank official was being rushed from the national capital to Bengaluru for probe.

The Prime Minister said he would continue to follow the orders of the "high command" - the countrymen, the citizens. Some parties within that formation, such as Trinamool Congress, may share BJP's assessment that Rahul is too junior and lacks credentials. Sonia kept the seat warm for her son for 19 years, and in the bargain remained Congress President for the longest period in the party's 132-year-old history.

"They have started defaming the EC after they started seeing defeat".

"He can throw up a serious challenge to the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2019", the Sena cautioned in an editorial in the party mouthpieces "Saamana" and "Dopahar Ka Saamana".

As the election campaigning in the upcoming Karnataka polls is gained momentum, BJP's came up with the latest poll strategy in Karnataka to spend a night at a slum in the election-bound state to woo the voters.

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