Karnataka government has failed on all fronts: Amit Shah to WION
BJP president Amit Shah has said that Karnataka Assembly poll is crucial not just in ensuring another big state in the BJP kitty, but also as a "gateway to the south".
In a conversation with WION editor in chief Sudhir Chaudhary, Shah said that Congress is an anti-farmer govt with 3,500 farmers have committed suicide in Karnataka.
"The wave is in favour of BJP and one can see it. One can take a look at the rallies of PM Modi, the size of the rallies, the enthusiasm among people, that itself tells you that there is a wave in favour of BJP," he told WION.
"Karnataka elections are important for us, as this is our gateway to the south," said Shah during the interview.
Shah has been in Karnataka for quite some time now for the aggressive election campaign.
Earlier at an election rally in Nargund, BJP president Amit Shah alleged that fearing defeat, the Congress has colluded with "anti-national" SDPI and PFI in the Karnataka assembly polls.
He said the BJP and RSS lost 24 workers in the last four years but the Siddaramaiah government "did not arrest the murderers."
Shah said once the BJP comes to power, it will send every culprit behind bars even if they were hiding in the remotest corner of the world.
"Fearing defeat, the Congress government is sitting with the anti-national forces. They aren't ashamed to take the support of PFI and SDPI. JD-S has taken the support of (AIMIM chief Asaduddin) Owaisi," said Shah.
After travelling more than 40,000 kilometres in Karnataka for party's poll campaign, Amit Shah is confident of winning the Karnataka assembly polls as he believes PM Modi’s personal popularity has helped the party tap “people’s anger” against the Siddaramaiah government in the state.