Stepping up his attack on the BJP over the issue of corruption, Rahul Gandhi while addressing a rally in Karnataka on Sunday said while the Congress's Siddaramaiah government had a scam- free rule, the BJP had broken "world records" in graft in Karnataka.
The Congress president, continuing with the first leg of his poll campaign in north Karnataka for the second day, said when the BJP was in power in the state, there were "scams one after the other".
“In the last five years there was not even a single scam, and during their (BJP) time there were scams one after the other, from mining to what not, different scams,” he said.
At roadside meetings in Koppal district during his ongoing 'Janashirvad Yatra' here ahead of Assembly polls in the state, Gandhi said, “Elections are coming, support the Congress party and Siddaramaiah. Once again bring our government here so that we can together work for you.”
The Congress president, who is travelling by a special bus along with other state leaders, received an enthusiastic response from party workers and people who had gathered in large numbers on both sides of the road at different places.
Gandhi also alighted from the bus and walked some distance along with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC President G Parameshwara at Kushtagi, giving anxious moments to security personnel as the surging crowds tried to get close to him.
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