Congress leader Sonia Gandhi criticized the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at a rally in Hubbali, Karnataka on Saturday, accusing the party of being perturbed by the Bharat Jodo Yatra, which was carried out against those “spreading hatred.”
BJP के नेता धमकी देते हैं कि अगर वो नहीं जीते तो कर्नाटक के लोगों को PM मोदी का आशीर्वाद नहीं मिलेगा और दंगे होंगे।— Congress (@INCIndia) May 6, 2023
मैं BJP को बताना चाहती हूं कि कर्नाटक के लोग किसी के आशीर्वाद पर नहीं, अपनी मेहनत पर भरोसा करते हैं।
कर्नाटक के लोग 10 मई को बताएंगे कि वे किस मिट्टी से बने हैं।… pic.twitter.com/Fkftq9Vt3m
Gandhi said that people who spread hate can never bring development to Karnataka and that the BJP thinks democratic principles are in their pockets. The former Congress president added that without getting rid of the “atmosphere created by the loot, lies, arrogance, and hatred of BJP government,” neither Karnataka nor the country can progress.
The Congress party is hoping to return to power in the southern state, which has strong leadership in the form of Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar. A victory in Karnataka would bolster Congress’ efforts to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2024 as a fulcrum of opposition unity. The Karnataka assembly elections will be held in a single phase on May 10, with the counting of votes scheduled for May 13.