BJP on Friday termed the Congress manifesto as a list of false promises, void of statistics, direction and vision. The party said it will ensure the IT sector's contribution to the state's economy will increase from $60 billion to $300 billion in the next five years. The manifesto committee had interacted with communities, at block and district level in order to listen to what is good for them. He should realise that the BJP was following it for the last four years with its inclusive slogan of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas", he said.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi released the party's manifesto for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls on April 27 in Mangalore. He further said, "There will be a certain amount of corruption hidden in that manifesto".
In the previous leg of campaigning in March, Rahul was slated to visit the mutt, but could not do so, after which he was reportedly heavily criticised. " " "Former union minister and Congress leader Rajeev Shukla dismissed it as "absolutely false" allegation and called it a "fake video". Congress leaders including Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was also present on the occasion. All in all she only managed to sing one line of the national song.
The Congress and the BJP are locked in a keen battle in the Karnataka assembly polls, scheduled for May 12, with the saffron party making an all-out bid to oust the Congress from power. The counting of votes will take place on May 15, 2018.