After the Karnataka elections, the Indian National Congress will become the PPP Congress because it will be reduced to Punjab, Puducherry and ‘parivar (family)’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday taking a jibe at the losing streak of the opposition party.
“After the Karnataka results, Congress will become PPP Congress- Punjab, Puducherry and Parivar Congress,” the prime minister said at a rally. He also added that it is the people of Karnataka, who will transform the Congress into a regional party called PPP Congress.
In the southern state for election campaigning, Modi mounted yet another scathing attack, alleging that the Siddaramaiah government in the state had become a “corruption tank” for the Congress with a pipeline connected to Delhi, “where the money reaches directly”.
“Congress is scared of losing Karnataka, the reason is leaders and ministers here have made a huge tank. This tank stores money and a pipeline takes money straight to Delhi. If Karnataka goes, what will happen to the leaders in Delhi,” said the Prime Minister.
He also accused the Congress of “auctioning” party tickets and posts, and recalled how a series of scams rocked the erstwhile UPA government.
“Congress has lost in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, UP, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura…people across India have rejected the Congress,” boasted the Prime Minister.
His final strike was to Invoke the Mahadayi river water dispute. Prime Minister Modi accused the Congress of “misleading the people” in regard to the issue.