Rahul Gandhi visits iconic temple, church and dargah in Karnataka


He also compared the BJP to the Kauravas and said the party was capable of doing anything for power.

Reiterating his scathing attack on BJP president Amit Shah, he went on to say that today BJP's president is accused of murder and the whole country knows this.

The development of the country has not happened in the last two years. "Modi should stop insulting the common man".

Thousands of youth Congress workers had gathered at Kallapu overbridge and Ullal Dargah during the visit of All India Congress Committee president, Rahul Gandhi, on Tuesday March 20.

Prasad warned that if it is found during investigations that collusive methods were used government will take serious note of the same.

"BJP people talk about dharma, but wherever they go, they divide people by pitting one against the other".

Rahul, who visited the northern parts of the state during the previous two rounds, in now on a two-day trip of south coastal Karnataka and Malnad regions. He is also visiting Hassan district the strong hold and home district of former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) supremo HD Deve Gowda.

Five state-run banks were started in Udupi district and the Congress has ensured the services of the banks reached every corner of the country, he added.

"We took banks to villages".

Speaking about Modi he said, "In 2014, PM Modi made 3 key promises, to deposit Rs.15 lakhs in each individual's account, to create 2 crore jobs per year and to help farmers by increasing MSP by 1.5 times but his govt has failed to fulfill any of these promises".

All along his speech in Mangaluru, Udupi and Suratkal, he repeatedly invoked the names of Basavanna, social reformer Narayan Guru, fearless warrior queen Rani Abbakka and legendary heroes of Tulunadu Koti-Chennaiah, in order to connect with the masses of the coastal Karnataka. He later visited the Sringeri Sharadamba Temple and offered his prayers. He will also meet the Shankaracharya of the Sringeri Mutt.

Many years ago both Rahul's grandmother Indira Gandhi and his father Rajiv Gandhi, had visited Sringeri and met the Sharadha Peetha seer then.