H D Kumaraswamy took on the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the development issue. During a campaign at Vijaypura, he however said he is not sure why Modi had praised his father, Deve Gowda.
He reminded the people and said that during the 2014 election campaign Modi had said that he would send my father to the old age home if the people chose the BJP.
"Modi, during his campaigns, accused Deve Gowda and JD(S) of not developing the state. Have Prime Minister and his state BJP leaders developed the state and country during their regimes?"
He drew cheers from the crowd when he began the campaign with a one-liner, - E sala cup named ( This year the cup is ours). He said that the JD(S) is confident of winning the elections on its own. We are not here to play a 50:50 game.
|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|