Rahul questions Modi on ‘criminal’ BJP candidates
New Delhi: Launching a fresh attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday questioned his silence on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders facing corruption charges.
“Dear Modi ji, You talk a lot. Problem is, your actions don’t match your words. Here’s a primer on your candidate selection in Karnataka,” Gandhi tweeted along with a video asking if the Prime Minister will speak for five minutes on the eight tickets to the “Reddy brothers gang”.
Dear Modi ji,
You talk a lot. Problem is, your actions don’t match your words. Here's a primer on your candidate selection in Karnataka.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 5, 2018
The video plays like an episode of “Karnataka’s Most Wanted”.
“Making someone who has 23 cases of corruption, cheating, forgery your CM candidate? When will you speak on your top 11 leaders facing corruption cases,” it questioned.
The clip named B. Sriamulu, G. Somashekara Reddy, T.H. Suresh Babu, Katta Subramanya Naidu, C.T. Ravi, Murugesh Nirani, ES EN Krishnaiah Shetty Malur, K. Shivanagouda Naik, R. Ashok, and Shobha Karandlaje as the 11 BJP candidates facing crimnal cases.
“Putting a lid on the Rs 35,000 crore illegal iron ore mining scam of the Reddy brothers. Waiting your reply. PS: You can refer to a paper for answers,” it said.
The attack came ahead of polling for the 224-member Karnataka Assembly, to be held on May 12.
The results will be declared on May 15.