CHITRADURGA/RAICHUR (KARNATAKA): Firing a barrage of barbs at the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today labelled it as a “deal party” that was being uprooted from all over the country and said no one can save it now.
Taking the BJP’s campaign in poll-bound Karnataka to full throttle, he also accused the Congress of “distorting history” as part of a conspiracy to divide the society.
At poll rallies in Chitradurga and Raichur, he flayed the Congress Government led by Siddaramaiah for celebrating the “jayantis of sultans” (birth anniversaries of Muslim rulers) for the sake of “vote bank politics”.
He was apparently referring to the Siddaramaiah Government’s controversial decision of celebrating “Tipu Jayanti” every year on November 10, commemorating Tipu Sultan, the legendary 18th century ruler of Mysore.
Modi accused the Congress of protecting the corrupt, adopting a divide-and-rule policy, making false promises and having no agenda other than “abusing Modi.”
Listing out a string of electoral defeats of the Congress, including those in Maharashtra and Tripura, he said, “From every corner of the country, the Congress has gone”. (AGENCIES)