Desk: Continuing attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that his party fought the election campaign on fundamental issues, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) restricted itself to making personal attacks.
Addressing a press conference, Rahul Gandhi said, “I have been travelling around Karnataka for a few months now, we all stood together and fought the campaign on the fundamental issues. We have prepared a manifesto which is truly voice of the people, but our opposition has restricted itself to making personal attacks on the Chief Minister, on (Mallikarjun) Kharge ji and myself, and other leaders.”
Rahul also accused Modi of not speaking on issues on Dalits and women. He harshly criticised the PM for choosing discussion on bullet trains instead.
He said, “We had said that Dalits are being beaten up and oppressed. When Rohith Vemula is killed Modi Ji doesn’t say a word. When Dalits are killed and humiliated in other parts of India, Modi Ji doesn’t say anything. Congress will defend the rights of Dalits and raise this issue.”
“Atrocities against women is absolutely a political and a national issue. Mr Modi likes to discuss bullet train and other issues but does not like to discuss fundamental issues,” he further stated.
Rahul Gandhi expressed confidence in winning the elections. The upcoming Karnataka Election will be held on May 12 in 223 constituencies, out of 224 of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, while the counting of votes and announcement of results will take place on May 15.