Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Tuesday that it is time for a change in Karnataka because the BJP has done nothing beneficial in the state. In her remarks to the media, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra stated, “They (BJP) have not done any constructive work for Karnataka. So it is time for a change”. “In the last three years from every aspect things have gone down in the state, be it facilities or infrastructure. People rather listen to politicians know from their own experiences about the governance of the BJP,” she added.
She went on to say that the state of Karnataka is being ruled by a crooked government that is doing nothing for the people. “Karnataka is running a corrupt government and it is a government that has done nothing for the people. We want a government that works for the people, BJP did not do any work for the people of Karnataka,” she stated.
In this regard, Priyanka Gandhi turned to Twitter and stated, “Actually the people of the state are fighting the election of Karnataka – against the government with 40% commission, against the betrayal done to Karnataka, against the corruption of BJP. Congress is coming – for employment, for relief from inflation, for the welfare of the poor, for the development of the state”.
Earlier Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday hit out at the incumbent BJP government in Karnataka, claiming the “40 per cent commission government” will be reduced to 40 seats in the May 10 Assembly elections. Rahul Gandhi stated at a roadshow in Vijayapura, “The Congress will form the government in Karnataka with 150 seats while the 40 per cent commission government of the BJP will be reduced to 40 seats”.
In response, Union Home Minister Amit Shah struck back at Rahul Gandhi on Monday, accusing him of referring to the Bommai government in Karnataka as a “40% commission BJP government,” and saying the Congress should go to court if they had evidence. “They can talk about it and should go to court if they have concrete evidence. Neither there’s any probe nor there’s any case. How will people believe in such baseless allegations?” he mentioned. The Karnataka assembly elections will be held in a single phase on May 10, with the counting of votes scheduled on May 13.