K'taka polls: This election will decide Karnataka's future, says PM Modi

B S Yeddyurappa

B S Yeddyurappa

The Congress has earlier said the BJP was limiting the number of Modi's rallies In Karnataka which was a sign of an impending defeat.

"The fountainhead of data - Cambridge Analytica - has shut its shop". "But the state's ruling party did not speak about it. they had no candlelight protests", he said. "It is about the security of women, the development of farmers".

Wearing a Mysore peta - a traditional Kannada headgear - Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a fresh wave of attack on the Congress in poll-bound Karnataka on Thursday afternoon in Kalaburagi (Gulbarga).

"Modi is aware about the happenings in Karnataka politics, and also what Rahul Gandhi said about me".

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The battle for the Karnataka Assembly is being fought as much in the cities and villages of the state as on social media.

The BJP also expressed disapproval of the Congress party's attempts at removing saffron flags from the temples in Udupi. "What is this other than the communal agenda?", Mr Patra said.

In PM Modi's rally address, he once again slammed the Congress party and blamed the current Congress government for "ruining" Karnataka.

Seeking to appeal to patriotic sentiments of voters, the prime minister said that a Congress leader even called the Army chief a "goonda" (gangster) after the surgical strike.

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"After losing on five crucial years, the people of Karnataka have now made a decision to not waste time to tolerate this rule".

The remark, which blew into a controversy in mid-2017, was also condemned by Congress president Rahul Gandhi. "It is clear that the BJP and the JDS are working out an alliance", the Congress veteran said. "He has to tell the people of Karnataka, is he on this side, or on that side".

The prime minister accused the Congress of targeting Ballari like thieves and thugs, and destroying its rich history and legacy.

While the Congress is finding it hard to match the BJP in terms of the resources at its disposal to contest elections, Twitter has proved a convenient option for Siddaramaiah to reach out to a whole gamut of people.

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"I heard that the Congress president criticised the respected Deve Gowdaji at an election rally 15-20 days ago".

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