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Karnataka elections: 'Divide and rule is the Congress formula to win,' says Sambit Patra

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    BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra on Thursday said that the ruling Congress party in Karnataka is fighting the election on communal agenda.

    While addressing media, Patra said, "Congress leaders are urging Muslims to vote for the party en masse. Divide and rule is the formula for Congress this election."

    Karnataka elections: Divide and rule is the Congress formula to win, says Sambit Patra

    He also said, "Our agenda is only development but Congress is polarizing Karnataka, in a rally senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Ghulam Nabi Azad openly asked Muslims to vote for Congress en masse.''

    Question Congress for not allowing saffron flags to fly in few temples in Udupi, Patra said''Saffron flag does not belong to the BJP, it belongs to the ideology of the crores and crores of people.''

    ''Are you fighting with the religion? No! This is a political, ideological, democratic battle. Not a religious battle where you would like to do away with Saffron flag, codes & tradition of temples,'' he also said.

    Patra further said,''Poor Muslims in Karnataka, they have been looted of the Waqf property worth 2,30,000 crores. Looted by the once who are affluent at the behest of the Congress. Why is the Congress silent today? Why was Siddaramaiah silent for last 5 yrs?.''

    Karnataka Assembly Election dates
    Date of notification April 17
    Last date to file nominations April 24
    Last date to withdraw nominations April 27
    Date of polling May 12
    Date of counting May 15

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