Amit Shah slams Siddaramaiah govt, vows to uproot Congress in 2018 polls

Amit Shah slams Siddaramaiah govt, vows to uproot Congress in 2018 polls

Dubbing the Karnataka government "corrupt at all levels", BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the state's people are waiting to throw out the ruling Congress in the upcoming assembly elections, due in April.

Launching a scathing attack on the Congress government Shah accused it of slowing down development and rampant corruption.

At present BJP has 44 seats under its belt as opposed to incumbent Congress' 123 seats in Karnataka. "They will be behind the bars once the BJP forms a government in the state", Shah said. He said the government had increased Karnataka government's share from Rs 88,583 crore to Rs 2,19,500 crore and had provided free LPG connection to 3.33 lakh women in the state under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.

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The Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah while addressing a Sandhaneya Samavesha rally on Wednesday at Chamarajanagar district, called the members of RSS and Bajrang Dal as terrorists.

Meanwhile, CM Siddaramaiah accused BJP, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bajrang Dal of harbouring extremist elements, news agency ANI reported. "The government will not leave those who disturb peace, we will not tolerate it", ANI quoted Siddaramaiah as saying.

Speaking in Holalkere at a public meeting, which was part of the BJP's statewide 75-day Parivarthana Yatra, Shah said, "In the last three years, we lost 20 BJP and RSS workers (in the state)..."