Last Updated: December 30, 2022, 15:56 IST
Hitting the ground running in poll-bound Karnataka, Union Home Minister Amit Shah called both the Congress and JD(S) as ‘parivaarvadi’ (dynastic politics) and corrupt and urged the people of Mandya and Old Mysuru region to support the BJP and bring it to power with a majority in the state.
The BJP is considered to be weak in the Vokkaliga-dominated Old Mysuru region, and is focusing on this belt to gain complete majority in 2023 Assembly polls.
“Enough of JD(S)-Congress, Congress-JD(S) this time Mandya, the Mysuru region should make BJP win with full majority. Congress and JD(S) are both parivaarvadi (dynastic politics) parties, they are corrupt pirates,” Shah said.
Addressing a massive public meeting as part of the ongoing ‘Janasankalpa Yatre’ of the state BJP, he said, “We have seen administration of both parties, when Congress comes, Karnataka will become Delhi’s ATM and when JD(S) comes it becomes ATM for a family. Repeatedly these two parties have through corruption have stopped Karnataka’s progress.” Stating that the time has come to get free from ‘parivaarvad’ and corruption, Shah asked people to give BJP an opportunity to form the government with full majority once, and bring a “double engine” government.
“In the next five years under the leadership of Modji we will take Karnataka much forward in the path of progress,” he said, accusing both Congress and JD(S) of being “corrupt, communal and also protectors of criminals”.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, state BJP chief Nalin Kumar Kateel, party’s national General Secretary C T Ravi among other leaders were present at the event.
Reminding that he had begun campaigning for the 2018 Assembly polls from Mandya, he said, the people of Karnataka gave the BJP an opportunity to form the government making us the single largest party.
Then again in 2019 Lok Sabha polls under the leadership of Modi with 52 per cent vote-share, Karnataka got 25 out 28 seats for the BJP, he added.
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