Bengaluru, Oct 9: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi reached Karnataka on Friday, Oct 9 on a two-day visit.
Earlier in the day, he went to Mandya where he visited the families of farmers who committed suicide in the district. He reached Palace Grounds in the IT City Bengaluru at around 4.30 pm. Here are the Live Updates:
6.00 pm: In a scathing attack on PM Narendra Modi-led NDA government, Rahul says, "Suit-boot party wants to run nation through PMO. We have empowered you so that you can take decisions. They (BJP) want land of farmers, but we form shields."
5.50 pm: "PM went to USA and other countries but till now he has not gone to the house of even one suffering farmer in India", says Rahul Gandhi.
5.45 pm: Rahul Gandhi speaks at the convention of representatives of panchayats and urban local bodies in Bengaluru.
5.30 pm: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah says, "PM Narendra Modi has completely forgotten farmers."
5.20 pm: Congress senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge addresses the rally. He says, "BJP should start working and stop talking. Sonia Gandhi gave to the people but PM Narendra Modi gave to corporates. Budget is for the corporate and not for the masses."
5.15 pm: Jyothi M, a Congress worker from Shimoga district says, "700 people have been given back their lands with legal papers."
5.05 pm: Gowthamma a 102-year-old woman from Doddalathuru GP in Kollegal Taluk blesses Rahul Gandhi.
4.50 pm: KPCC President G Parameshwara welcomes senior party leaders SM Krishna, Veerappa Moily, Oscar Fernandes, Hari Prasad Deora, N Dharam Singh, K Rahman Khan and H K Patil.
4.40 pm: Rahul Gandhi lights up a lamp.
4.35 pm: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrives at Palace Grounds to address newly-elected gram panchayat members.
4.30 pm: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh reach Palace Grounds in Bengaluru.