Karnataka polls: Rahul Gandhi targets Narendra Modi, says PM insulting state by trying to take 'looters' to Assembly

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "insulting" Karnataka by trying to take "those who looted the state to its assembly".

"When in power, Yeddyurappa and Reddy Brothers looted Karnataka. Our Govt. brought them to justice. Now Mr Modi is trying to take 8 of them from jail, into the Vidhan Sabha. This is an insult to every honest citizen, to Karnataka and to the spirit of Basavanna," Gandhi wrote on Twitter.

File image of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. PTI

File image of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. PTI

Yeddyurappa is the BJP's chief ministerial face in Karnataka, and the party has decided to field the Reddy brothers, Somashekara and Karunakara, who have been accused of corruption by political opponents.

Gandhi, who will be on a two-day visit to the poll-bound state starting Thursday, alleged the BJP had given tickets to five more "tainted candidates".

Karnataka goes to polls on 12 May and the results will be declared on 15 May.

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Updated Date: Apr 26, 2018 08:28 AM

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