BENGALURU: BJP national president Amit Shah asked voters in Karnataka to dislodge the “anti-Hindu” Congress government, while setting at rest any doubts over state president BS Yeddyurappa’s choice as party’s chief ministerial candidate. While addressing a ral ly at Holalkere in Chitradurga on Wednesday, Amit Shah accused the Congress regime of ignoring development issues.The BJP president used Yeddyurappa’s ‘Parivartan Yatra’ to tear into the Siddaramaiah regime and Congress, alleging the party failed to bring development to “Karnataka”. “This government functions for the development of Congress leaders,” he told the crowd, referring to the infamous Hublot watch controversy Siddaramaiah was embroiled in. He wondered how the chief minister could afford a watch worth Rs 70 lakh.Shah went on to declare that the Siddaramaiah government was against Hindus, offering as proof the allegation that it had withdrawn all cases against the controversial SDPI (Social Democratic Party of India). The Congress government is resorting to vote-bank politics, but the BJP government will ensure that the killers of BJP and RSS workers are brought to book, he added.The first half of Shah’s speech was devoted to emphasising that the current Congress regime was corrupt and only BJP was capable of ushering development in Karnataka.”The Narendra Modi government has allocated over `3 lakh crore to Karnataka. But has any of that reached your villages,” Shah asked rhetorically, before adding that one only had to look at the new bungalows and cars that Congressmen have acquired, for the answer.The Congress government, he alleged, indulged in minority appeasement and played vote-bank politics. “SDPI is an anti-national organisation, but Congress has withdrawn all the cases against it,” he alleged. SDPI is the political arm of the Popular Front of India, which has been in the crosshairs of intelligence agencies for allegedly being involved in terror activities.Shah also put to rest any doubts over Yeddyurappa’s candidature, exhorting the crowd to make him the next chief minister and make Karnataka “Congress-mukt”.
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