GADAG: BJP president Amit Shah launched a scathing attack on the Congress and termed the Siddaramaiah-government the “most corrupt”.
Addressing a rally to mark the valedictory of ‘Mushti Dhanya Sangraha Abhiyana’ at Abbigeri village in Gadag district on Thursday, he said more than 3,500 farmers have committed suicide in the last five years in the state. But Siddaramaiah has done nothing to solve the agrarian crisis. Under the Congress regime, development works have came to a halt and corruption has reached new heights, he said.
He called upon voters to weed out the “inefficient government” and vote for the BJP for better days.
Terming Siddaramaiah a “duplicate socialist”, he raised the issue of his Hublot watch. “If a chief minister wears a wristwatch worth `40 lakh, then what kind of socialist he is and what kind of social justice he will do,” he asked.
Visits Bendre’s house
Amit Shah visited Da Ra Bendre Bhavan and paid tributes to the legendry poet by garlanding his photo. He also visited the house where Bendre lived. Later, he visited Murughamath and interacted with Mallikarjun Swamiji. The seer submitted a memorandum to Shah seeking support for a separate religion tag for Lingayats.
‘BJP does not need to prove itself to Cong’
Dharwad: “The BJP does not need to prove anything to the Congress. The people of the country trust the party and its leaders will keep that trust by serving them,” said BJP president Amit Shah. Shah, who took part in a protest in Dharwad condemning the divisive politics of the Congress and disruption of Parliament, said the protest was being held in the entire nation to “save democracy”.
Congressmen attack JD(S) MLA’s aides in KR Pet taluk
Mandya: KR Pet JD(S) MLA Narayana Gowda’s personal assistant and gunman were attacked by Congress workers when they visited a temple during an election campaign on Thursday. Heated arguments between them regarding development works ended up in exchange of blows and injuring his assistant who went to rescue the MLA. Injured PA Dayanand, gunman Paramesh and JD(S) student wing president Sunil Kumar are undergoing treatment at a local hospital. A case has been booked.
‘33 per cent of BJP candidates in first list have criminal backgrounds’
Mysuru: More than 32 BJP candidates have criminal backgrounds. The analysis was conducted by the Association for Democractic Reforms based on affidavits filed in the 2013 polls. Association state convener Balasubramanyam said they will know whether these candidates are discharged of charges or not when they file affidavits. He added that the average assets per MLA in Karnataka in 2013 was worth D24.54 crore and that of BJP candidates in 2018 is D10.48 crore.