Parameshwara attacks Modi for 'debasing' Bengaluru

Parameshwara attacks Modi for 'debasing' Bengaluru

KPCC president G Parameshwara on Sunday charged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had insulted Bengaluru by labelling it as a ‘sin city’ and ‘garbage city’.

Speaking to reporters here, Parameshwara criticised Modi for his “cheap rhetoric” during electioneering in Karnataka recently.

He said the language used by Modi had been condemned by BJP leaders like Shatrughan Sinha.

Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray too had taken
the exception to the manner in which Modi had attacked Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, he said.

Similarly, it was wrong on Modi’s part to have debased Bengaluru.

“Bengaluru has been showcased as a garden city and silicon city. It is in fact known as one of the most dynamic cities in the world. It has taken several years to build Bengaluru as a brand,” he said, adding that Modi’s insults would dent the image of the city.

He said Bengaluru had earned the tag of garbage city during the B S Yeddyurappa regime.

Parameshwara said unlike the BJP, the Congress had not resorted to negative campaigning during the elections.