Congress is wooing women voters again, Priyanka Gandhi leads the pitch in Karnataka elections
With schemes meant for women, including a special Rs 2,000 allowance for women head of families, Congress led by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is wooing the women voters of Karnataka in the upcoming state assembly elections. Priyanka urged them to vote for the Congress, considering their well-being and the future of their children, and said that this election will decide the future of "your children and the youth". Read more here
Karnataka elections live: Congress used 'religion' to come to power, says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday attacked the Congress alleging that it used ‘mazhab’ (meaning religion in Urdu) to come to power. Singh also slammed the party for having introduced four per cent reservation, in its earlier term, on religious lines in Karnataka, saying it had been done only to appease Muslims. “If there is any political party in the history of India which took the support of ‘dharma’, or rather, 'mazhab' to come to power, then it is Congress,” Singh said at a public meeting at Kagwad in Belagavi district.
“We will welcome if an economically-weaker Muslim or a Christian gets reservation benefits but the Constitution of India does not permit religion-based reservation,” the Defence Minister said.
Karnataka elections live: Yogi Adityanath hails PM Modi's leadership in Karnataka
Karnataka election LIVE | 'Loot band or vikaas shuru hoga', says Priyanka Gandhi while addressing a rally in Karnataka's Sringeri. She was listing out some guarntees promised by Karnataka Congress.
Yediyurappa's 'wish for me (to lose) will convert into success for me', says Shettar
Jagadish Shettar said: "I take criticism from BS Yediyurappa as his blessing in this election...His wish for me (to lose) will convert into success for me." His comments came after Yediyurappa said Shettar will lose from his Hubbali seat.
Karnataka election LIVE updates: Priyanka Gandhi promises financial assistance to youth and women
Priyanka Gandhi said under 'Yuva Nidhi Yojana', Congress would provide Rs 3000 monthly to graduate youths and Rs 1500 for diploma holders. Under Griha Laxmi Yojana, the party would provide Rs 2000 every month to women in the state.
Karnataka election LIVE | Rajnath SIngh addresses in Belagavi
While addressing a rally in Belagavi, Rajnath Singh said: "The Congress disrespected the Constitution of India by giving reservation on the basis of religion. By arbitrarily amending the constitution in 1975, by imposing Emergency, lakhs of people were put in jail. The BJP can never commit such a sin whether it gets power or not."
Karnataka election LIVE | Yogi Adityanath hits out at Congress
Uttar Pradesh CM and BJP leader Yogi Adityanath in Mandya, Karnataka: "The Congress talks about development but the reality was that the 5-year schemes which they used to announce used to become a reality only after the scheme's term ended and soon after it would collapse. When PM Modi keeps the foundation of a scheme, he also inaugurates it."
Karnataka election LIVE | UP CM Yogi Adityanath holds roadshow on Mandya
Uttar Pradesh CM & BJP leader Yogi Adityanath said in Karnataka's Mandya District: "Reservation on the basis of religion is against the Constitution of India."
Karnataka election LIVE | Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tries her hand at making dosas in Mylary Agrahara restaurant in Karnataka's Mysuru. Watch here
Jagadish Shetter will not win from Hubballi, says Yediyurappa
BJP leader BS Yediyurappa said on Wednesday that he "will give it in writing with blood that Jagadish Shetter will not win from" Hubballi. Now a Congress leader, Jagadish Shettar is contesting from Hubli-Dharwad Central Assembly constituency in Karnataka.
Karnataka election | Amit Malviya shares video claiming DK Shivakumar 'openly threatened reporters in Bengaluru'
In a tweet on Tuesday, BJP leader Amit Malviya alleged that Congress leader and chief minister aspirant DK Shivakumar "openly threatened reporters in Bengaluru, who boycotted his press, for repeatedly turning up late". Watch the video shared by Malviya here.
Karnataka election | What Yediyurappa said after meeting Lingayat leaders in Hubbali
After his meeting with Lingayat leaders in Hubbali, ex-CM BS Yediyurappa said on Tuesday,"...All our important Lingayat leaders attended. I told them that Jagadish Shettar should not win. For that, we must work day and night. All of them accepted that..."