Modi blames Centre for political crisis in Karnataka

Ahmedabad, Oct 13 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has held the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre responsible for the ongoing political crisis in Karnataka.

"Congress party takes undue advantage of heading the Central Government to browbeat the State Governments ruled by its opposition outfits," said Modi, while addressing a mass rally organised by his party here on Tuesday to celebrate the victory in Gujarat's municipal elections.

Modi further said Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj was creating needless political complications to destabilise a popular elected government, and termed his call for a second floor test on October 14 as illogical since it was already proved on October 11.

"The way political game is being played in Karnataka and Governor himself playing a crucial role in it. He is working as a political party himself and this is all being done to trip Bharatiya Janata Party's Government in that State," said Modi.

"It is a government that has been elected by the common people, B S Yeddyurappa's Government works for the welfare of the people. The BJP Government in Karnataka won the confidence motion yesterday, but the Congress party is trying its level best to upturn the confidence motion by some way or other way," he added.

Modi also claimed that the Muslim community of Gujarat is with the BJP and cited the results in the civic polls to support his contention.

"Congress leaders got surprised to see that members of the Muslim community is casting their votes for BJP. A victory by 80 percent clarifies it that more than 30 percent vote has come from the Muslim community," said Modi.

" I would like to say to my political critics that all of them have tried to taint Gujarat so many times. I have succeeded to deliver my message that politics of vote bank or politics of appeasement would not do any good, but the politics of development would do," he added.

During his address, Modi termed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as a puppet in the hands of Congress-led UPA Government.

Narendra Modi-led BJP won the six municipal corporations at stake in Gujarat with ease.

Besides Ahmedabad, the BJP won the civic polls in Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot and Bhavnagar with a two-thirds majority. The party, which decimated the Congress, got a simple majority in Jamnagar. (ANI)

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