Rahul gives PM an 'F' on agriculture

04 May, 2018, 14:26 | Author: Judith Dennis
  • Rahul gives PM an 'F' on agriculture

"That is all. That does not mean there is an understanding (between BJP and JDS)", he had said.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak on his party's plan for Karnataka's growth, while accusing him of resorting to personal attacks. The party's "secular" outlook did not prevent it from partnering in a coalition government with the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2006; notwithstanding the protestations of patriarch H.D. Deve Gowda, another such arrangement between the two parties can not be ruled out.

The Prime Minister also claimed that two famous generals from Karnataka Field Marshal K M Cariappa and General Thimayya were insulted by the Nehru family.

While sharing a news report in which former prime minister and JD (S) chief HD Deve Gowda compliments Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oratory skills, Siddaramaiah reiterated the Congress charge that the BJP and JD (S) have a tacit understanding.

One Congress stratagem is to contrast the "personal" nature of Modi's attacks with the "substance" of Rahul words. The results will be declared on May 15.

He expressed confidence that the BJP's vote share would jump at least 20% after people read their plan for Karnataka.

Congress leaders, including Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Rajeev Shukla and Pramod Tiwari, submitted a memorandum to Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat. It said action should also be taken against the members of the Media certification and Monitoring Committee for permitting the BJP to use cut-outs, shadow images and likeness of Rahul Gandhi and Siddaramaiah to make "baseless and scandalous statements".

Capable women have been given important portfolios in his cabinet, Modi said adding group photos of foreign ministers and defence ministers at the SCO summit in China showed that Sushma Swaraj and Nirmala Sitharaman representing India were the only women.

Polling day in Karnataka is next Saturday, May 12. "I want to ask you whether we need such a party?", Mr Modi asked the people, receiving a loud "No, No" in response from the crowd.

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