Karnataka election LIVE: Lets debate Yeddy’s achievements for 15 mins Siddaramaiah tells Modi: The honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an attack on the Congress for the duration of the 3 rallies that he addressed in Karnataka on the last Tuesday.
As the opinion polls have predicted a suspend assembly in the state, both BJP and Congress are trying to put a fearless face forward, which is the claim that they will win a majority on their own.
The 3rd candidate in Karnataka race, the JD(S), is supposed to emerge as the kingmaker, has stated that this will rather opt for re-polling in its place of joining hands moreover with the BJP or the Congress in case of a hung Assembly.
In the meantime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hit the campaign trail in Karnataka from this Tuesday. The BJP is expected
Modi’s personal charisma can turn the wave in its favor in Karnataka.
Here are live updates, top developments of Karnataka election 2018:
6.11 pm: Amit Shah attacks Rahul Gandhi for meeting fodder scam convict and RJD chief Lalu Yadav. “During UPA Rahul Gandhi had torn the ordinance which could save now fodder scam convict Lalu Yadav. As 2019 is approaching it seems Congress can’t win without Lalu ji’s support, and today he (Rahul Gandhi) met Lalu ji (in AIIMS),” Shah says at a rally in Kolar.
12.41 pm: BJP-JDS(S) are partners? Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah has alleged that both BJP and JD(S) and partners. Speaking, to the reporters, Siddaramaiah said in Belagavi that he can prove that BJP chief Amit Shah and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy traveled together to Delhi in order to meet with a number of the leaders. Siddaramaiah stated that he would make the proof of Shah-Kumaraswamy visit and meetings public in a suitable and an appropriate time.
In response to Siddaramiah’s claim, the JD(S) has released “fake” document to “prove” the Karnataka CM traveled with BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan, who ditched JD(S) to join the Congress.
11.50 am: BJP comments on Congress manifesto and proposal and said: “The credibility for Congress’ 2018 manifesto must come from the strength of implementing the promises they made in 2013. Having miserably failed to deliver as promised in 2013, Congress’ 2018 manifesto holds no water and is a complete sham.
Here is a report:
11.34 am: Reddy for BJP? The saffron party is facing condemnation from the opposition regarding the participation of mining baron G Janardhana Reddy in electioneering. The BJP, on the other hand, on last Sunday clarified that Reddy is not campaigning for BJP but his friend B Sriramulu.
BJP CM candidate BS Yeddyurappa told reporters, “Janardhan Reddy has not been included in the electioneering list of the BJP. He is campaigning not for the party, but for his friend Sriramulu.”
The BJP had turf somehow and sideline, the Reddy’s brothers G Somashekhara Reddy in Ballari city and his elder brother and former Ballari Lok Sabha member G Karunakara Reddy in Harappanahalli in Davanagere district.
Yeddyurappa is confident of winning the polls. “I will take Oath as Chief Minister on May 17 or 18 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s blessings. More than 4 lakh people will participate in the oath-taking ceremony,” he said.
11.21 am: Congress to win all elections, starting from Karnataka?
Rahul Gandhi, the Congress president, on the last Sunday made a strong prediction, saying his party will win all forthcoming elections up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
“Elections are around the corner. In 2014, the BJP and the RSS machine spread lies against our government…I can tell you here that the Congress party will win Karnataka, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and the 2019 Lok Sabha elections,” Gandhi said.