Govt is committed to double farmers' income by 2022: PM Modi

Casey Dawson
May 4, 2018

There has been no contribution from the Centre to the Congress-led government's Rs 8,500 crore contribution in farm loan waivers, Gandhi said on Twitter.

The Congress said it was a violation of the Model Code of Conduct as the print advertisements were published with an intent to malign their leaders' images by "levelling false and unverified allegations and distortions against them".

Political temperatures continue to soar in poll bound Karnataka with all political parties trying to woo voters ahead of May 12 elections.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Aurad, Karnataka on Thursday.

Talking about the achievements of Siddaramaiah Government in the state, Gandhi said, "Five years ago the Congress Government was formed in Karnataka".

Surjewala alleged that the leaders of the RSS and the BJP were supporting the British when the Congress was fighting the war of independence under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Deve Gowda when he went to tender his resignation from the Parliament, Modi forced him against it stating that such repartees during poll campaign should not be taken seriously.

The Vijayanagara kingdom was a model State with much natural resources and wealth, said Modi. Dubbing the Siddaramaiah government as "seedha rupaiah government" (corrupt), a punning allusion to the chief minister's name, Modi said at the Ballari rally that an ordinary man can not get any work done without bribing officials.

He said several Chief Ministers in the past, including D. Devaraja Urs, Ramakrishna Hegde, S. Bangarappa and even B.S. Yeddyurappa attempted their hands in vain for establishment of a regional force.

"In view of the above, it is also just and necessary for this commission to take cognizance of these illegal and unlawful acts and prosecute responsible bodies and individuals in accordance with law", it said. "This is shocking. This could have been used for desilting of Tungabhadra Dam for the benefit of the district's farmers", he said. On Thursday, Modi said people shouldn't "waste" their votes by backing Gowda's party as it was going to finish "a poor, distant third" in the elections.

"The army won the battle against Pakistan in 1948 under the leadership of General Thimayya, but the man who saved Kashmir had to resign because of insult and to protect his self-respect".

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