Karnataka poll: Congress, JD(S) have secret pact, says PM Modi

Tumakru: Turning the tables on the Congress, which has called the JD(S) the BJP’s “B” team, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday claimed everyone was aware of its “dosti” (friendship) with the JD(S) and demanded that it make it clear whether it had a pact with the party in Karnataka.

Training his guns on both the Congress and JD(S), he said “You can’t fool the people any longer. Everyone knows  you have  a ‘dosti’ in the  BBMP, which shows you have a secret pact. The Bengaluru Mayor is from the Congress thanks to the support of the JD(S) and you have a friendly fight in Tumakuru district. The JD(S) is trying to rescue the Congress in these elections too.”  

The Prime Minister, who was addressing a rally here, recalled that JD(S) supremo, H D Deve Gowda had said  he would commit suicide if he became  PM in  2014, but he told him his  services were needed for the country. “I wished him to live for 100 years in the pink of health,” he added.

Claiming that the his government was “washing the sins” of the Congress , he said farmers would have reaped  gold if it had irrigated their land across the country. “The people of Tumakuru have been waiting for the last 50 years for their land to be irrigated. But they are not interested in farmers’ issues,” he said.

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