Two well-known Karnataka personalities join BJP

Posted February 06, 2018

The CM did not go and he had not sent any of his ministers to receive the PM, " said former CM and senior BJP leader Jagadish Shettar. "He is supporting and facilitating corruption", Siddaramaiah alleged. Congress social media head and Karnataka leader Ramya was quick to react, tweeting, "Is this what happens when you're on POT?"

Ghorpade said his family had been with the Congress since independence, but he made a decision to join the BJP after being inspired by the vision of Prime Minister Modi.

Addressing a massive rally at the Palace grounds in Bengaluru to mark the end of Nava Nirmana Parivarthana rally taken out by BJP strongman Yeddyurappa, Modi said, "Looking at your enthusiasm, countdown has begun for the Congress Government here".

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Making a poll pitch to the state's farmers, Modi said the Budget presented by the Centre shows the BJP's commitment to the rural sector.

Siddaramaiah also attacked BJP chief Amit Shah and state BJP chief BS Yedduyurappa and said, "BJP president was involved in a murder case". "If elected to power, we will provide to you the right amount on the farm produce". "Some 2,000 people were killed during his (Modi's) rule in Gujarat", he said, alluding to the 2002 riots. "But the truth is that in the last three years, the Centre has given Karnataka Rs 84,651 crore and still owes us Rs 10,553 crore".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in the city on Sunday to attend the BJP's mega rally.

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Taking the war with acronyms which is now happening between two parties to the next level, Congress described the NDA government as "Not Doing Anything!" He (Modi), was the chief minister then.

The Chief Minister also criticised the PM Modi for not mentioning the Mahadayi issue in his one-hour speech at the rally. (Jahan pura desh, pragati ke taraf badh raha hai, Karnataka mein ulti ganga beh rahi hai ) He also said that criminals are ruling the roost in Bengaluru.

Several Hindu activists were murdered in the state which was a threat to democracy, the Prime Minister said. Due to public outrage and BJP's protest, the project was dropped,"Modi said". "The PM spoke about corruption with Yeddyurappa beside him".

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Pointing out that the Central Government had initiated "Housing for all" scheme by 2022, Modi said Karnataka has been allotted 3.36 lakh houses for the poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, but the State Government had constructed only 38,000 houses.