Hubli, May 13: Minister of Science and Technology and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal today claimed that the party had given a base and the right environment for overall development of Karnataka and people should consider this and vote the party back to power.
Speaking to reporters here he said only Congress had helped the state to secure a place in the world map as the hub of Information Technology sector. In education, industry and employment generation the state was in the forefront and contribution by the Congress was the main cause for this success, he also claimed. ''This is the reason for which people of Karnataka will have to bring back Congress by ensuring the victory of its candidates in the assmbly elections.
The people have seen the 'tamasha' of the 20-month rule of JD(S)-BJP coalition government, which has ruined the state's progress,'' he alleged.
Lashing out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is campaigning in the state for BJP with a promise that the party would provide Karnataka with a government on 'Gujarat model', Mr Sibal said Gujarat was at the bottom in the field of education. Karnataka had three times the number of medical and engineering colleges compared to Gujarat, he said.
''Is there any need for such a government'', he asked, saying the Congress had a clear vision for the state. Only Congress could provide a stable government in Karnataka, he claimed.