Karnataka Assembly elections 2018: 5 reasons why BJP may form government

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thrown himself into a campaign to win a tight election in Karnataka this weekend and secure a beachhead in the south, ahead of his own re-election bid next year.

He said such display of "arrogance" is also reflection of political "immaturity" of a leader and cautioned people that they should not rest faith in such an immature leader.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the BJP government at the Centre was committing "fundamental blunders" and creating a disaster in the name of foreign policy with Russian Federation strategically leaning more towards Pakistan.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped up his attack on the Congress Party by hitting out at former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Shedding light on Namma Bengalurige Namma Vachana, he said that the party is committed to delivering people-oriented, sustainable and corruption-free governance for New Bengaluru.

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Amidst this, huge money - estimated at Rs 25,000 Crore - is said to be spent. "It is an issue that is fundamental", he said during a press briefing here and added that the Congress will keep on raising them. "We've put forward this demand to the EC", Union Minister Smriti Irani said after the BJP delegation met the EC. "Are you trying to say that politicians should remain silent while the women of this country are raped?"

"My mother has sacrificed for this country, she has suffered for this country and it shows the quality of the prime minister when he makes these types of comments. He is absolutely convinced now, and he is right, that he is going to lose Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and he is going to lose 2019", he said. What the BJP is busy doing with the Dalits and with minorities is crushing them, killing them, humiliating them.

BJP president Amit Shah and the party chief ministerial candidate B. S. Yeddyurappa will take part in the roadshow in Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah's Badami constituency. "He should not speak whatever comes to his mind like a BJP spokesperson", Chidambaram said. "And we will not allow it to do so", Gandhi said on the last day of campaigning for the 12 May assembly polls. Elections are won on the basis of the popularity of the leader, she said.

"From morning till evening, while sleeping and while awake, he has only one thing on his mind and that is the prime minister's chair", he said while addressing rallies at Bangarpet, Chikkamagalur, Belagavi and Bidar.

Two of the Reddy brothers and several associates have been fielded by the BJP in the Karnataka polls.

  • Adam Floyd