Karnataka polls: Who said what on the campaign trail
Leaders from the BJP and the Congress descended on the Karnataka over the last few weeks to make a last ditch effort to woo voters of the state. Karnataka goes to polls this Sunday.
Narendra Modi, BJP Chief Minister of Gujarat
"I challenge the Congress, I challenge Congress leaders born with golden spoons to compare a five-year-term of Congress and a five-year-term of BJP... BJP will emerge victorious."
Rahul Gandhi, Congress Vice-President
"On the issue of corruption, Karnataka government has created a world record. The ruling BJP forgot about people's welfare, was involved in mutual squabbles and its leaders fought for money. Do you want such a government?"
Sonia Gandhi, Congress President
"The BJP government in Karnataka has acquired a dubious reputation for unparalleled loot and corruption, illegal mining and land grabbing deals", she said, as she undertook the second and final leg of her campaign. The BJP has betrayed people's mandate and let them down badly. There has been a complete collapse of administration. This is time for change."
Sushma Swaraj, Senior BJP Leader
"The Congress has failed to stop corruption and terrorism and done little to make women more secure. Do you want the same kind of government in the state."
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
"Bad governance, sloppy development work and corruption has slowed down growth in Karnataka.I have come to Karnataka on behalf of the Congress party to ask for votes as only the Congress could work for the state's development."