Wherever Modi campaigned in Karnataka, BJP lost: Congress

Gujarat Congress on Wednesday claimed that wherever Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi addressed public meetings during Karnataka election campaign, BJP lost those seats.

Last Updated: May 08, 2013, 23:21 PM IST

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress on Wednesday claimed that wherever Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi addressed public meetings during Karnataka election campaign, BJP lost those seats.

"Chief Minister Narendra Modi addressed three public meetings in Bangalore, Mangalore and Belgaum which include 37 assembly seats in Karnataka and in all these seats, BJP lost miserably," Gujarat Congress President Arjun Modhwadia said in a press statement.

In his statement, he gave full credit to the leadership of party chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi for the absolute victory in Karnataka assembly polls.

"As per constitutional provisions, if the Lokayukta had been appointed in Gujarat also, then the fate of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi would have been the same as that of B S Yeddyurappa since the BJP government in Gujarat also has resorted to corruption amounting to Rs 1 lakh crore," he alleged.
Citing poll results of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat assembly elections of the recent past, he claimed that in all these states, BJP has been losing its voter base.
"BJP is in serious need of introspection and it needs to shed its negative politics before it is too late for the party."

PTI