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Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrives at Huligemma Temple during his four-day visit in Koppal in Karnataka

Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrives at Huligemma Temple during his four-day visit in Koppal in Karnataka

Gandhi said that Modi was willing to waive of lakhs of crores of rupees in corporate loans but had not offered to do the same for suffering farmers.

Stepping up his attack on the BJP over the issue of corruption, Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said while the Congress's Siddaramaiah government had a scam-free rule, the BJP had broken "world records" in graft in Karnataka.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Friday lashed out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, calling his style of politics undemocratic.

As part of the "soft Hindutva" agenda CongessPrisident Rahul Gandhi today went around temples in North Karnatakaand asked the people of the state to reject the BJP in the comingAssembly election.

The former Karnataka chief minister said that the arrival of Rahul Gandhi in Karnataka will only bring good fortunes for the saffron party.

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Lashing out hard at the Prime Minister, Gandhi said, "Modi ji stop giving speeches and start working, because you don't have much time".

Asserting that the state's Congress government is "pro-farmer and pro-poor", following the principles of 14th-century social reformer Basavanna, the Gandhi scion said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah responded to his request to waive loans of farmers in June previous year.

Speaking at a media workshop organised for party functionaries in Bengaluru, Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister H N Ananth Kumar said that Rahul should also compare the BJP government in the state (2008-13) with the Siddaramaiah government during his on-going tour in the state. "But still Modiji comes here and speaks about corruption against us", he said.

Gandhi is on his maiden visit to Karnataka after taking over the reins of the party in mid-December from his mother Sonia Gandhi and ahead of assembly polls in the southern state, due in late April or early May. "You will have to tell the country during the elections what you did in the last five years".

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