Siddaramaiah says Modi lying about crime rate, challenges him to debate

WION Web Team Belagavi, Karnataka, India May 01, 2018, 10.46 PM(IST)

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Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of repeating lies for political purposes, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday challenged him to take part in an open debate with him on the issues of crime, and the law and order situation in Karnataka compared to the BJP-ruled states.

Responding to Modi’s allegations that the law and order in the state under Congress rule had collapsed, Siddaramaiah tweeted: “Crime is not increasing in Karnataka abnormally. PM repeats the lie of increasing crime rate for political purposes.

“I challenge him for an open debate on a single platform on crime and law and order situation in Karnataka viz-a-viz BJP-ruled states.”


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