‘Not a word on Mahadayi issue, Modi has let down Karnataka': Congress
Karnataka Congress on Sunday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not mentioning the Mahadayi river issue during his speech in Bengaluru earlier today. Working President of the Karnataka Congress Dinesh Gundu Rao also trained gun at BJP chief Amit Shah and called him 'Shah of lies'.
Modi earlier today launched a scathing attack on Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka in his address at the Palace Grounds in Bengaluru. Modi spoke on various issues but conspicuously did not touch upon the Mahadayi river dispute between Karnataka and Goa, where the BJP is on power.
"Not a word on #Mahadaayi, nothing for farmers @PMOIndia has let down #Karnataka. Most disappointing," Gundu Rao tweeted barely an hour after Modi's speech ended.
Modi was addressing the valedictory of the 90-day Parivartana yatra undertaken by the Karnataka BJP ahead of the crucial Karnataka assembly elections 2018, scheduled to be held in April-May.
Modi, in his speech, had said that "Karnataka got a grant of over Rs 2 lakh crore."
Gundu Rao, in his tweet, said that Amit Shah had said that it was Rs 3 lakh crore and called the BJP chief "Shah of lies".
Kannada organisations and farmers had called for two bandhs in Karnataka, on January 25 and February 4, to protest against the non-implementation of the Kalasa-Banduri dam project. The Karnataka High Court on Friday stayed the shutdown called by some pro-Kannada groups on February 4, calling it "unconstitutional".