Bengaluru, April 28: The incumbent Congress in Karnataka has slowly and steadily beaten the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its own game of winning voters online. As social media war between the two main rivals reaches a crescendo in the poll-bound state, on Saturday, the Congress trended the hashtag--#AdbhutaKarnataka--on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.
The trend by hailing Karnataka as an "amazing" state in every respect is actually an attempt to highlight the Congress government's achievement in the last five years. As expected, the Congress supporters tweeted everything good about the state under the hashtag and the party's critics slammed it for its "misrule and corruption".
The elections to the 224-member Assembly in Karnataka are scheduled on May 12. The results will be declared on May 15.
"As the world looks to India for innovative solutions, India looks to Bengaluru and Karnataka. Bengaluru will thrive in an ecosystem of progressive policies, dynamic growth and vision, and this will be provided by the Congress Party only," said tech guru and Congress manifesto committee chairperson Sam Pitroda, while unveiling the highlights of the Nava Karnataka Manifesto of the party on Saturday at a college in Bengaluru.
"Congress takes the manifesto promises we make very seriously. Chief minister Siddaramaiah ensures each and every promise is implemented through budget allocations," said KJ George of the Congress at the event.
On Friday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi released the party's manifesto in Mangaluru. "We released the Congress Manifesto for Karnataka earlier today. It captures the "Mann Ki Baat" of the people of Karnataka and makes very specific commitments that we intend to deliver on, including creating 1 Cr. new jobs over the next 5 yrs," tweeted Rahul.
Here we bring you some tweets under the hashtag--#AdbhutaKarnataka:
"As the world looks to India for innovative solutions, India looks to Bengaluru and Karnataka.— Karnataka Congress (@INCKarnataka) April 28, 2018
Bengaluru will thrive in an ecosystem of progressive polices, dynamic growth and vision, and this will be provided by the Congress Party only": @sampitroda#AdbhutaKarnataka
"Our manifesto is based on broad conversations, it's the voice of the people.— Karnataka Congress (@INCKarnataka) April 28, 2018
This voice is reflected in our Manifesto - doubling of farmer incomes, free education for all children, skill training and creation of 1 crore jobs in 5 years": @sampitroda#AdbhutaKarnataka pic.twitter.com/Elmqv9Ujv3
In response, the BJP trended the hashtag--#CongManifestoScam--and made some scathing attacks against the Congress and its manifesto.
Here we bring you some tweeted under the hashtag--#CongManifestoScam:
We bring your attention to this outrageous point that Cong makes in its manifesto.— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) April 28, 2018
It plans to set up a Christian Development Board. Isn't this blatantly unconstitutional? Does Siddaramaiah and Cong want to get into active proselytizing of Kannadigas?#CongManifestoScam pic.twitter.com/mGPkBz2XuF
Congress Manifesto 2018 is a plain repetition of promises it made in 2013. It shows two things:— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) April 28, 2018
1. Congress slept through their tenure from 2013 to 2018
2. Congress is lying to people again in 2018#CongManifestoScam
Jinke Manifesto me Scam hai, unki Sarkar me kitne Scam honge ?#CongManifestoScam— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) April 28, 2018