TIL Desk/National/New Delhi/ Congress president Rahul Gandhi accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of creating friction between communities and ‘igniting’ fire, as he ramped up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his campaign in poll-bound Karnataka.
“Wherever there is a BJP government like the ones in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, violence prevails,” he alleged at a public rally in Jewargi on the third day of his first leg of campaign in north Karnataka. He said, “At some places, they kill Dalits, minorities and tribals. They pit one section of society against another and ignite fire. In Haryana they pitted Jat against non-Jat. And they come here and talk about violence.”
“Peace prevails here Modiji. Go and see what is happening in UP, Haryana, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. There is violence which is being spread. So don’t talk about violence and corruption when you visit Karnataka. People of Karnataka are intelligent and they know everything,” he said.
Gandhi asserted that Congress believed in taking everyone together and moving forward. The Congress president, who addressed public and roadside meetings in Raichur and Kalaburagi districts, continued his attack on Modi, saying he should speak about allegations of corruption against BJP president Amit Shah’s son. Gandhi,on a four-day ‘Janashirvad Yatra’, said Modi should look ‘left and right’ before talking of corruption.