Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Rahul assures win in Karnataka Assembly polls

Rahul assures win in Karnataka Assembly polls

"In the coming elections, Congress party is going to win", Gandhi said at rally here on the first day of his four-day tour of northern districts in Karnataka.

Claiming that Congress "does what they say", Gandhi said that his party always worked for the empowerment of the people and worked for the future, while Modi was taking the country back into the past. He advised Mr Modi to take a leaf from the life of Basavanna, the twelfth century social reformer, who propounded the concept, Kaayakave Kailasa (Work is Worship).

"The Modi government, which works for the rich, is slowly waiving Rs 10 lakh crore debt of businessmen but not loans of thousands of farmers across the country reeling under the agrarian crisis", the Congress chief said.

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The BJP on Saturday came down heavily on Congress president Rahul Gandhi's speech at Hosapete, terming it a repeat of the "Gujarat election speech" that did not address the problems of Karnataka.

Minutes after PM Modi's fiery speech in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi posed a set of question to the BJP-led Centre on Wednesday.

Stating that Congress has faced huge setbacks and BJP has won wherever Rahul Gandhi has campaigned in the past, BSY said, "His arrival is like arrival of good fortune for BJP".

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Tearing into Modi's claims on development, Rahul advised the PM to learn from Chief Minister Siddharamaiah on how to run the Government.

According to ANI, as the party's bus arrived, a large number of Congress supporters were present to receive Gandhi.

Stepping up his attack on the BJP, Gandhi said while the Siddaramaiah government had a scam-free record, the BJP had broken "world record" in graft in Karnataka.

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