"PM Has Anger Inside Him," Says Rahul Gandhi In Karnataka: LIVE Updates

Karnataka Polls 2018: Amit Shah and BS Yeddyurappa will hold a road show in Badami from where Siddaramaiah is contesting.

'PM Has Anger Inside Him,' Says Rahul Gandhi In Karnataka: LIVE Updates

Karnataka Election: Rahul Gandhi addressed a press conference on the last day of campaigning.

Campaigning for the Karnataka assembly elections 2018 is set to reach a feverish pitch today with hectic activities on the ground in the state by leaders of all the political parties. Top BJP leaders, union ministers, and two chief ministers will hold 52 road shows across 150 constituencies Karnataka today. Each of these rallies could last for 1.5 to 2 hours on an average, according to the party's campaign day plan.

BJP chief Amit Shah is holding a road show along with the party's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa in Badami, one of the two seats from where Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is contesting. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, backward classes and the 'slum morcha' workers of the BJP via the NaMo app this morning. Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who is in Karnataka for the last leg of campaigning, held a press conference along with Mr Siddaramaiah in Bengaluru, attacking the BJP's Dalit outreach attempt. 

Here are the LIVE updates from the Karnataka assembly election 2018 campaign:

May 10, 2018
16:43 (IST)
"Jatiwaad, vanshwaad should end and development should now begin in the state": Amit Shah

Karnataka's economy "will improve," said Amit Shah.

"We will win in more than 130 seats in the state," he added.
May 10, 2018
16:33 (IST)
"Call It Overconfidence," Says Amit Shah On Being Confident Of BJP Win In Karnataka

"Looking at the current state of the state with Siddaramiah as the chief minister, the BJP will win," he said.
May 10, 2018
16:32 (IST)
"Yeddyurappa Will Become Chief Minister If We Win": Amit Shah

"The BJP will the polls with a majority. Yedyurappa will become the chief minister if we win," he said.
May 10, 2018
16:30 (IST)
"BJP will also provide smartphones to girls from economically weaker sections and also provide laptops to college students," Amit Shah said.
May 10, 2018
16:25 (IST)
"Fake ID Case Shows How Desperately Congress Wants To Win," Says Amit Shah

Commenting on the fake ID case, Amit Shah said that he wanted to "request those people (whose fake IDs were made) to not fall into the Congress' trap," he said.
May 10, 2018
16:21 (IST)
"More than 3500 farmers have been forced to commit suicide in the state in the last 5 years," Amit Shah said.

May 10, 2018
16:18 (IST)
"Karnataka Government Is Like A Traffic Jam In Bengaluru," Says Amit Shah

"A 12-year-old child is raped, when the father goes to register a complaint, he is shown the door. The Siddaramaiah government is a failure," Mr Shah said.

"Siddaramaiah thinks he is going to win, but he will lose," he added, saying that the BJP will form the government in Karnataka.
May 10, 2018
16:16 (IST)
"PM, BJP Have Reached Out To The People": Amit Shah

In a press conference, BJP chief Amit Shah said that the BJP held 400 roadshows in Karnataka. "More than 35 leaders have devoted their time for campaigning," he said.

"The BJP has shown a lot of compassion towards the farmers  of Karnataka, over 3500 farmers committed suicide in the state in five years. Our party has tried to address the issue," Amit Shah said.
May 10, 2018
15:14 (IST)
May 10, 2018
15:14 (IST)
Kannada actress Bhavana Ramanna joins the BJP. She was earlier with the Congress.
May 10, 2018
14:32 (IST)
May 10, 2018
14:10 (IST)
May 10, 2018
13:09 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi Plans To Be "Back Soon" At This Bengaluru Ice-Cream Parlour
After a day of campaigning in Karnataka for the Saturday election, Rahul Gandhi hit an ice-cream parlour in Bengaluru for some down-time - and chats with citizens of the IT city where the ruling Congress is facing public anger over the lack of amenities.
May 10, 2018
13:06 (IST)
Read: On Last Day Of Campaign, BJP Deploys 50 Senior Leaders In Karnataka
Campaigning in Karnataka is expected to end on a high note today as both BJP and the Congress rally their forces for one final push. As a fitting end to its aggressive campaign, the BJP has gathered at least 50 of its senior leaders for rallies and roadshows across the state. The list includes a battery of Union ministers and party chief Amit Shah. The Prime Minister started the packed day with an address to party workers on his Narendra Modi App. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi addressed the media in Bengaluru.
May 10, 2018
12:55 (IST)
May 10, 2018
12:49 (IST)
Amit Shah, accompanied by BS Yeddyurappa, is waving at the crowd from a open truck. Hundreds of people are surrounding Amit Shah's vehicle.
May 10, 2018
12:44 (IST)
BJP chief Amit Shah has begun his roadshow in Badami.
May 10, 2018
12:43 (IST)
Opinion polls have predicted that neither the Congress, nor the BJP will get majority in the state and former Prime Minister HD Devegowda's Janata Dal (Secular) will be the kingmaker.
May 10, 2018
12:42 (IST)
Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Ananth Kumar, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal, DV Sadananda Gowda, Anurag Thakur, Krishnapal Gujjar and Santosh Gangwar are in Karnataka. They are among the senior leaders scheduled to address around 50 mega road shows across the state.
May 10, 2018
11:36 (IST)
Read: "My Mother More Indian Than Many," Says Rahul Gandhi On PM Narendra Modi's Dig
Rahul Gandhi, responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comments on his mother Sonia Gandhi's Italian origin, said today that she was "more Indian than many, many Indians I have seen".

May 10, 2018
11:23 (IST)
What else did Rahul Gandhi say in the press conference? Read these pointers:

  • The BJP is in panic mode. They have realised that the Congress is doing things differently. They have seen it in Gujarat.
  • This is a fight between the spirit of Karnataka and RSS.
  • We are depending on our leadership in Karnataka.
  • The RSS is attacking your language, culture, food. Trying to decimate your way of life. We will fight them out.
  • PM Modi wants to distract.
  • He makes personal attacks to distract from the issues.
  • 2 crore youngsters promised jobs by the PM are standing in queues. Congress gave jobs to youth in Karnataka.
  • We will not let PM get angry or digress.
May 10, 2018
11:12 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi to NDTV's Maya Sharma
Narendra Modi has anger inside him. For everybody.  He sees a threat in me. So he is angry with me. Yes, my mother is an Italian. But she has spent a larger part of her life in India. She has suffered for this country.

May 10, 2018
11:04 (IST)
"PM modi likes to distract people. He has nothing to say to the people of Karnataka on their future. So he just distracts them," Rahul Gandhi says in Bengaluru. 
May 10, 2018
10:56 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi on Dalit outreach:
  • Narendra Modi  doesn't say anything when Dalits are being killed across the country.
  • Congress is raising Dalit issues, that's our job. When Rohith Vemula is killed, PM doesn't say a word. 
  • Karnataka government gives half the money the centre gives for Dalits

May 10, 2018
10:49 (IST)
Siddaramaiah says:
  • We are fighting this election on development issues
  • Under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, we have campaigned. Most importantly, in our programme, we have spoken of what we have done. And the failures of the 4 years of the Narendra Modi government 
May 10, 2018
10:41 (IST)
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah starts speaking.
May 10, 2018
10:39 (IST)
"Have learnt tremendous amount from the people and their spirit in the last few months in Karnataka," says Rahul Gandhi. 

"There is a lack of seriousness. The BJP drafted their manifesto in a closed room and copy pasted half of ours. We are confident of winning the Karnataka elections," he said.

May 10, 2018
10:36 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi begins addressing the media.
May 10, 2018
10:09 (IST)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi's press conference is facing a delay. It has been pushed to 10:30 am.
May 10, 2018
09:29 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi to  SC/ST/OBC and Slum Morcha workers of the BJP:

  • BJP has the most number of MPs in parliament that belong to SC/ST, OBC and minority
  • I appeal you to visit homes of SC/ST, OBC and minorities and assure them that BJP will work for their welfare 
  • We need to work tirelessly for the welfare of deprived and women
  • Taking inspiration from all the great saints, today we are trying to fulfill Baba Saheb's dream of powerful and prosperous nation 
  • Congress never respected Baba Saheb Ambedkar. Until the Congress party was in power, Baba Saheb was not given Bharat Ratna
  • Our govt has made SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act more stringent and  increased the offences listed in the Act from 22 to 47
  • Stand up and Mudra Yojanas are helping to make SC/ST/OBC and women financially empowered
May 10, 2018
09:20 (IST)
May 10, 2018
09:18 (IST)
May 10, 2018
09:13 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi:
  • Your hard work is appreciated
  • Today, the youth is joining BJP
  • I want to thank all my morcha workers 
  • BJP takes SC/ST and minorities forward
  • I want to appeal that you should go to  SC/ST and minority houses and tell about our schemes

May 10, 2018
09:07 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi addresses SC/ST/OBC and Slum Morcha workers.
May 10, 2018
08:48 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi Targets Rahul Gandhi On Prime Minister Remark, Says "What Arrogance"
Seen for long as a reluctant politician, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's admission that he is ready for the job of the nation's Prime Minister, has drawn swift reprisal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today delivered a stinging rebuke, accusing the 47-year-old Congress chief of having sky-high arrogance.
May 10, 2018
08:20 (IST)
Read - The Case Of 10,000 Voter IDs In A Bengaluru Flat: Poll Body Has A Theory
Karnataka Election 2018: The 10,000 voter ID cards found in a Bengaluru apartment are genuine, Karnataka's top election official Sanjiv Kumar said on Wednesday, suggesting that the cards appeared to have been collected to bribe "vulnerable" voters in India's IT hub set to go to polls later this week.
May 10, 2018
08:09 (IST)
Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018:

Here is a quick round up of the top BJP leaders holding road shows today

  • Amit Shah - Badami
  • Prakash Javadekar - Shantinagar, CV Raman Nagar
  • Nirmala Sitharaman - Shantinagar, CV Raman Nagar
  • Meenakshi Lekhi - Chamarajpet, Gandhinagar, Padmanabhanagar
  • Shobha Karandlanje - Kalasa, Kapu, Udupi
  • Ananth Kumar - BTM Layout, Padmanabhanagar, Basavanagudi, Govindrajnagar, Vijayanagar
  • Sadananada Gowda  - Hebbal, Shantinagar, Pulakeshinagar,Govindrajnagar
  • Anurag Thakur - Rajajinagar

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