Karnataka Polls 2018: BJP and Congress in search of winning candidates

Pauline Gross
February 23, 2018

At a rally in Dakshina Kannada's Sullia village, Shah said Siddaramaiah was "wrong to think that politics of appeasement will be successful". "In order to appease minorities, an FIR was not registered against Congress MLA Harris's son, despite the assault on a youth in Bengaluru", he said. Nalapad surrendered before the Cubbon Park Police on Monday and was remanded in police custody for two days. He also recalled the case of assault against the son of Congress member MLA NA Harris.

Concentrating on this line of attack, Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari on Monday added a fresh revelation to the ongoing PNB fraud controversy and asked why the Modi government allowed Mehul Choksi to leave the country when was declared an absconder by the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Chandigarh on August 4, 2017 in a case against Gitanjali Jewellery Retail Pvt. Ltd.

The CM, Shah said, was presiding over a Cabinet of tainted ministers one of whom, he said, was recently raided by income-tax authorities for possessing huge amounts of wealth disproportionate to his income.

"People of Karnataka are disillusioned with 3 Ms -Murder, Mafia Raj and Corrupt Ministers".

"Leader of the opposition and former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said the attacks on BJP workers have been continuing in Karnataka".

He said the people of Karnataka were looking at moving towards good governance instead.

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In between his public meetings, Shah also visited the house of Deepak Rao, the BJP worker who was murdered in Mangaluru last month.

Stakes are high for both the national parties in the region as Congress is keen on increasing its strength, while the BJP is making every effort to regain lost ground. He said if they could come to power in UP, then there is no reason why they cannot win in Karnataka.

Shah, who spoke to reporters at Surathkal and addressed party workers at Bantwal, said, "Congress party's time has now come to an end".

Shah sought to counter Siddaramaiah's charge of step-motherly treatment to Karnataka by the Centre by reeling off figures of the funds the Centre released to Karnataka. The CM, he alleged, has so far not accounted for these funds.

However, Shah said the government has taken strict action against the accused in the PNB scam.

Sources also said that Shah is not anxious about candidates and has asked booth level workers to get votes in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Other reports by GizPress

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