Mangaluru, May 09, 2018: Why is the BJP not campaigning based on the achievements of the party’s government which ruled the state in the past?, questioned senior Congress leader and former union minister P Chidambaram.
Speaking to reporters here on May 9, Wednesday, Chidambaram described the rule of the Yeddyurappa government of the past as the worst in the history of the state. With no achievements to the credit of the then Yeddyurappa government, the BJP is now targeting Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, he said.
"The RSS and BJP want to destroy the federal system of India and make India a Hindu nation which is against the diverse nature of the country," said Chidambaram.
Referring to the remarks of the PM during his election speeches in Karnataka, Chidambaram said the PM should maintain the dignity of the high post he is holding.
On the fuel price hike, he alleged that the government which has not brought petrol and diesel under GST was looting the people.
On the statement of IOC Chairman that the fuel price hike has been put on hold as people are panicky, Chidambaram questioned why he could not say it straight forth that it has been done at the behest of Modi in view of the Karnataka elections.
Stating that the Congress would ensure a stable government, he urged the people to vote for the party and also highlighted the achievement of the Karnataka government during the past five year when GDP growth recorded 8% and the per capita income has risen by 1.25%.
District Congress President Harish Kumar, Jaiveer Shergil, AICC Media Panelist, Suresh Shetty, AICC Observer and Ibrahim Kodijal were also present.