Karnataka: Congress government facilitates ‘ease of doing murder’ says PM

In poll-bound Karnataka, Prime Minister Modi trained his guns on Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and said that while the world talks about ease of doing business, Congress ruled Karnataka is discussing ‘ease of doing murder’. Modi was addressing a rally in Bengaluru on Sunday. The comment was in reference to brutal political murders in Karnataka, the recent one being of BJP worker Santhosh who was stabbed to death by four assailants.

Terming it ‘crime city’, Modi said that Congress has turned Karnataka into ‘criminal raj’. Calling it a ‘dangerous trend’, Modi expressed his concerns over killings of BJP activists. He urged the voters to give a befitting reply by voting out the Congress.

Accusing Karnataka government of corruption, Modi said, the government takes away 10% out of every scheme implemented. He listed several schemes, including housing, roads and smart cities, for which the Centre had given funds to Karnataka but they were allegedly unspent.

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Earlier, at a rally in Siddaramaiah’s hometown Mysuru, BJP President Amit Shah, too, had alleged that about Rs 1.3 lakh crore of the Rs 2.6 lakh crore allocated to Karnataka had been gobbled up by Congress leaders.

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