Rahul Gandhi trolls PM Narendra Modi: You talk, but don't act

May 06, 2018, 08:50 IST | Agencies

Congress VP Rahul Gandhi launches stinging attack against PM Narendra Modi over BJP giving tickets to corrupt candidates in Karnataka polls

Rahul Gandhi at an election campaign ahead of Karnataka assembly elections. Pic/PTI
Rahul Gandhi at an election campaign ahead of Karnataka assembly elections. Pic/PTI

Rahul Gandhi on Saturday demanded answers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the BJP giving tickets to those allegedly involved in corruption, including its chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa.

With only a week left for the Karnataka elections, the Congress president put out a video titled "Karnataka's Most Wanted" on his Twitter account. The video had photographs of Modi and other BJP leaders with the party's election candidates, including former ministers who have cases of corruption registered against them.

"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," he said in the tweet. "It plays like an episode of 'Karnataka's Most Wanted'," he said, using the hashtag "#AnswerMaadiModi". The video says, "Dear PM, Will you speak for 5 minutes on 8 tickets to the Reddy Brothers Gang? Making someone who has 23 cases of corruption, cheating, forgery, your CM candidate?"

The video also carries pictures and names of BJP leaders Sriramulu, Somashekhar Reddy, TH Suresh Babu, Katta Subramanya Naidu, CT Ravi, Murugesh Nirani, ES EN Krishnaiah Shetty Malur, Shivana Gauda Nayak, R Ashok, Shobha Karandlaje, who are candidates in the upcoming polls.

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