So far, Deve Gowda, has insisted that there was no possibility of his party tying up with the BJP.
"While terming it as "city of sin", the Prime Minister totally ignored that "S" stands for superior, "I" stands for information technology and "N" stands for novelty". At today's rally, the Prime Minister also slammed the Congress on various fronts, accusing it of playing the "poverty card" and said that Grand Old Party has failed to transform the lives of poor in the country. Thus, if BJP can get an additional twenty seats it could achieve the majority easily.
The BJP-led Union government is keen on giving equal opportunities to women in the society and wants to support them at every stage, whether they want to be a homemaker, job seeker or job creator, added Modi in the 40-minute audio-video interaction.
Siddaramaiah labelled it a "mutual admiration club", noting that Congress was now fighting a BJP-JD (S) alliance.
Modi sought to clear the air about the alleged alliance with the JD (S) which has been in the news for long now.
Well, from the political angle the above logical inferences appear to be valid.
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"In Bellary you are asking for vote for a candidate who is the brother of the mining mafia kingpin G. Janardhana Reddy who brought shame to Bellry & the state. Congress should have the courage to speak out the truth to people", he remarked. I won't say that there wasn't a political motive behind Narendra Modi's praise for Deve Gowda but at the same time, it's also been seen that Modi is always honest in maintaining decency and respect for senior politicians cutting across party lines. Let alone giving you Rs. 15 lakh.
The assembly elections in the BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh are due later this year.
The Karnataka results will, willy-nilly, be seen as an indicator of the strength of Brand Modi for several reasons. Whatever promises Modiji made, before and after the parliamentary elections, have not been fulfilled. Narendra Modi is the BJP's brahmastra, its trump card. Can the BJP emerge as at least the single largest party? The Congress won Punjab but there wasn't a direct contest with the BJP there.
The issue of the chief ministerial candidate could again cause a few hiccups for Congress' prospects and KPCC Chief Parameshwara's assertion on Friday has provided clear indication to this effect.Parameshwara ridiculed Prime Minister Modi's attempt to corner the Congress for denying Chief Ministership to senior leader Mallikarjuna Kharge.
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But the way, they played in the last match will definitely give them the confidence that they will require in this game. Kuldeep (1/34), Narine and Chawla bowled the 18th, 19th and 20 over respectively in the first innings.