State polls a battle between Gandhi and Godse: Hariprasad

State polls a battle between Gandhi and Godse: Hariprasad

BK Hariprasad. DH file photo.

Rajya Sabha member B K Hariprasad on Monday termed the May 12 Karnataka Assembly polls as a battle between ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi and Nathuram Godse.

He was speaking to reporters at Dakshina Kannada district Congress Committee.

"Along with the issue of development, the battle between ideologies has begun. Gandhiji's ideology of religious harmony and Godse's ideology of violence face off during the elections. We are confident that Karnataka voters will support the Gandhiiji's ideology," he maintained.

"Though Chief Minister Siddaramaiah led Congress government has fulfilled all promises made during the May 2013 Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government has failed to fulfil any of the promises despite four in the office," he said and termed Modi as the biggest liar Indian has ever seen.

BJP leaders charged that law and order situation in the state had collapsed.

"Let them see what is happening in the BJP led states. In Uttar Pradesh, within a year after Yogi Adityanath took over, there are over 1,000 fake encounters. Over 38 innocent people have been killed," Hariprasad said.

"The BJP has issued tickets to conspirators of the murder of RTI activist Vinayak Baliga. What moral right do these people have to approach people seeking votes?" he questioned.

The BJP's ticket distribution system clearly indicates that the party lacked faith in principles of social justice, equality and the Constitution.

"Former minister Krishna Palemar's views that the BJP was using people from backward classes trigger violence is true," he said.