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Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi for calling Bengaluru 'centre of urban decay'

By Madhuri Adnal
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    After Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for calling Bengaluru "centre of urban decay".

    Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi for calling Bengaluru centre of urban decay

    Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said,''Dear PM,

    Calling Bengaluru, the garden city & the pride of India a "garbage city" is insulting.

    Building lies comes naturally to you, but you seem to find building cities very difficult.

    The data nails your lies.''

    As per the data tweeted out by Rahul, the Congress-led UPA government allocated Rs 6570 crore to Karnataka as opposed to the Modi government at the Centre which has allotted the state the sum of Rs 598 crore, a difference of 1500 per cent.

    Not just Rahul, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had also hit back at the PM for his criticism of Bengaluru.

    Earlier on Thursday, Modi in his Bengaluru rally, had blasted the Karnataka government for turning India's Silicon Valley into a "sin valley" and Bengaluru into "crime capital".

    "Congress attempted to change Bengaluru, a city of beauty, learning and cosmopolitan character into a centre of urban decay, crime and chaos," PM Modi said, lashing out at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for his many "gifts" to the city.

    People had made Bengaluru into India's "Silicon Valley" but the Congress government turned it into a "Valley of Sin".

    "Bengaluru was known as Garden City. They are in the race to make Bengaluru a garbage city... Youth worked hard to make Bengaluru the computer capital.... They have converted Bengaluru to crime capital", he said.

    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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