As Karnataka campaigning reaches acme, PM Modi and Sonia woo voters

K'taka CM Siddaramaiah issues legal notice to PM Shah and Yeddyurappa

K'taka CM Siddaramaiah issues legal notice to PM Shah and Yeddyurappa

This happened as Siddaramaiah in a faux pas twice referred to Congress MLA Narendra Swamy as Narendra Modi, while campaigning at Malavalli in Mandya district. "Look at the irony, Congress is losing state after state ever since Gandhi took over as party's vice president and then party chief".

Campaigning in the Lingayat stronghold of Vijayapura, he alleged the state's ruling Congress is trying to divide the society and spread the "poison of casteism". The RSS and Muslim brotherhood do not see elections the way we seethem.

"The Congress' panja (claws) with their five prapanch had not only destroyed Karnataka, but also the future of this generation", he said.

Hussain was responding to Gandhi's remarks in Bangalore today that he is ready to become the prime minister if his party emerges as the "biggest" party after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Many BJP supporters said that only a BS Yeddyurappa regime could restore life back to normalcy in the IT City by ushering in " Citizen Centric Governance".

Taking over the Congress' campaign trail in Karnataka's Bijapur, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his speeches can not fill empty stomachs.

"Mere good speeches can not end people's hunger", Ms Gandhi told her maiden election rally here and sarcastically said though Mr Modi had the gift of the gab, most of the time he only spoke falsehood. He speaks like an actor.

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Today, Sonia Gandhi, acknowledging the Prime Minister's oratory skills, asked if his speeches have the potential to end hunger in the country.

The statement assumes significance in the context of parties that want to keep equi-distance from both the BJP and Congress and are working for a Third Front or Federal Front, which would not want to work under Gandhi.

Sonia Gandhi, who addressed a rally in the evening, accused Modi of making wrong statements and using freedom fighters like pawns of chess for his political interests. He is possessed by the devil of Congress-mukt bharat (Congress-mukt Bharat ka bhoot laga hai), Sonia told the audience, as she attacked the prime minister for doing nothing for the middle class, women, girls, dalits and backward classes.

"Does such things befit a Prime Minister?"

"All states that suffered drought were given compensation (by the Centre), Karnataka was provided with the least".

"Congress believes in the policy of divide and rule...divide on the basis of caste and religion....make brother fight brother".

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