'It's a clear fight in Karnataka,' says Rahul. 'Clean vs Dirty Politics, Mafia vs People'

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 08, 2018, 08:50 PM IST

File photo of Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Photograph:(Zee News Network)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said "it's a clear fight in Karnataka". 

A fight between "clean vs dirty politics", between the "mafia vs people ". 

The allusion was to the BJP fielding the controversial Reddy brothers in the upcoming Karnataka elections. 

The BJP has fielded G Somashekhara Reddy from Ballari city, and his elder brother and former Ballari Lok Sabha member G Karunakara Reddy from Harappanahalli in Davanagere district.

The politically-influential Reddy brothers have often been associated with the iron ore mafia. 

"It's a clear fight in Karnataka. Clean Politics vs Dirty Politics. Mafia vs People," Rahul tweeted Tuesday.  

He also asked for contributions for the Congress' candidates to help take on the financial might of the Reddy brothers. 

"With the BJP fielding the corrupt Reddy gang, we are trying a novel approach to fund our candidate. Support our candidate by making a contribution," Rahul tweeted. 

Karnataka goes to the polls on May 12. The results will be out on May 15. 

All eyes are on the election, which is being seen as a harbinger of what might happen in the 2019 general elections.