Administration has collapsed in Karnataka: Sonia Gandhi
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday charged the BJP Government in Karnataka with having acquired a "dubious" reputation for "unparallelled loot" and corruption.
Bangalore/Gulbarga: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday charged the BJP Government in Karnataka with having acquired a "dubious" reputation for "unparallelled loot" and corruption.
Capping the party`s campaign for the May 5 Assembly polls in which Congress is hoping to return to power after a over eight year gap, Gandhi also sought details from the BJP Government regarding Rs 88,000 crore given to it for implementing centrally-sponsored development programmes.
"In the last five years UPA government has given Rs 88,000 crore to Karnataka government to implement centrally-sponsored development programmes. This is a huge amount. People have right to ask where has this money gone," she said.
"...The BJP government in Karnataka has acquired a dubious reputation for unparallelled loot and corruption, illegal mining and land grabbing deals", she said, as she undertook the second and final leg of her campaign.
She said "The BJP has betrayed people`s mandate and let them down badly. There has been a complete collapse of administration." This is time for "Badlavane" (change).
At a meeting in Gulbarga in northern Karnataka, Gandhi charged the BJP Government with having "looted" the state and "incited" communal feelings.
The UPA was determined to provide an "accountable government" and accord rights due to Dalits, backward classes and Adivasis and alleviate sufferings of farmers, she said.
"..The BJP government has looted the state. It is very shameful," Gandhi said.
Gandhi said communal harmony used to prevail in Karnataka but the BJP Government had "incited" communal feelings. "We have always believed in communal harmony and are against forces which disrupt communal harmony."
Asking the people to "think and choose the right government", Gandhi said they should vote for a party which would provide a strong and stable government.