This came as a retort to Modi's assertion that the countdown for the exit of the Siddaramaiah government had begun and it was at the exit gate. "If corruption has to end, the state has to be made Congress-free", he said.
Backing his government, Siddaramaiah said, "Our state is still no. 1 in IT/BT.
I have been told that the Karnataka government is being recognised as "10 percent government" as no work is possible without 10 percent commission", he said at the rally.
The BJP chief #amit shah who is always in election mode has set his eyes on capturing power in the state.
Siddaramaiah questioned Modi's understanding of the Constitution, saying he and BJP chief Shah were unaware of the difference between a state's share from taxes and grants given by the Union government.
He did mention about the fruits and vegetables under "Operation Green" which was introduced in the recent Budget. Additionally, Siddaramaiah has been making inroads into the Lingayat camp - a community that accounts for 15 to 17 per cent votes. "Modi made politically motivated allegations against our government, in a desperate move to show us in poor light and disgraced the post of PM". "When the UPA was in power at the Centre, Karnataka was allotted Rs 73,000 crore. -Yeddyurappa" class="local_link" >BS Yeddyurappa, have gone to jail on corruption charges, and set a precedent by taking bribes in cheques.
Karnataka has for always been demanding Prime Minister's intervention in resolving the inter state Mahadayi river water sharing dispute by calling a meeting of chief ministers of riparian states that includes Goa and Mahrashtra.
"I am confident that Karnataka's success makes India proud", he said.
A group of college students, donning degree robes and selling "pakodas" to passers-by in a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks over job creation, were whisked away by the police, hours before the PM's rally in Bengaluru. "He (Siddaramaiah) would like to make it a local versus outsider issue and can do so only if he makes it him versus Modi directly", said political analyst Dr Narendar Pani of National Institute of Advanced Studies.
Former Chief Minister S.M. Krishna (SMK), who joined the BJP a year ago, made an appearance at the Modi rally and was given a front row seat on the dais. Karnataka indeed has scripted several firsts - No.1 Corrupt State, 3,500+ farmer suicides, collapse of law & order, mysterious deaths of officers, transfers of honest officials, crumbling infra of Bengaluru.