We established Lokayukta, Congress destroyed it: Gowda

JD(S) National President H D Deve Gowda

Former prime minister and JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda on Saturday said that the Congress of destroying ant-graft watchdog Lokayukta.

Speaking to reporters in Hassan, Gowda said, "We established the Lokayukta institution and you (Congress) destroyed it to further your interests."

Gowda accused the Congress of indulging in low level of politics and that the people would not believe in their manifesto.

"Unable to digest the rising popularity of the JD(S), the Congress is making false allegations like the JD(S) has made adjustments with the BJP so on, so forth."

"You did nothing when in power for the farmers, daily wagers and the marginalised sections of the society. How can the people repose their faith on your manifesto," Gowda said, referring to the Congress manifesto, which was released on Friday.

He added, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lost his mojo. Modi factor will not have any impact in the state."

"Siddaramaiah crows that he will continue as chief minister, Yeddyurappa claims that he will be the next chief minister. Let the people of the state decide who will be their chief minister," Gowda said.

"Siddaramaiah has Intelligence report. He decided to contest from Badami after the Intelligence report gave thumbs down for Chamundeshwari," he said.

To a query on Congress' Muslim vote bank, Gowda said, "Has Congress adopted the Muslims," he asked.

Party state president H D Kumaraswamy has fixed my tour itinerary. Accordingly, "I will campaign at 40 constituencies across the state. I will tour my home district for two days. We do not have star campaigners. BSP chief Mayawati, Telangana CM Chandrashekar Rao and Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu have urged the voters in the state to vote the regional outfit to power," Gowda said.

I have told Prajwal (Revanna's son) to tour Hassan district extensively and make sure the party win in all six segments, Gowda said.

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