Rahul had lashed out at the Sadananda Gowda government on Sunday, saying there was no other state as corrupt as the BJP-ruled Karnataka. He had asked Congress workers to stay united to defeat the BJP government.
"Rahul has no right to criticise the BJP when the Congress-led UPA government is steeped in corruption and scams," he told reporters. "The Congress leader must first keep his house clean before criticising others," he added.
Speaking in Chitradurga, Gowda said despite Congress President Sonia Gandhi's recent visit to a drought-affected village in Karnataka, the Centre had not responded to the plight of the farmers. As against the drought relief of Rs 6,500 crore sought by Karnataka, the Centre had sanctioned only Rs 283 crore, Gowda said.