Rahul Gandhi a "failed missile": Bassavaraj Bommaitext_fields
Bengaluru: Calling Rahul Gandhi a "failed missile", Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that Congress is relaunching the missile through 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' and the same was not going to bear fruit, IANS reported.
Addressing the inauguration of the 61st National Athletic Championship-2022 in Bengaluru, the CM said that when India is inching towards a strong nation, Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra is meaningless.
"Already, the country has been marching ahead as a united India. The question of re-fixing does not arise. India is united, and it is making rapid progress on the international level."
"Already, the country has been marching ahead as a united India. The question of re-fixing does not arise. India is united, and it is making rapid progress on the international level," Bommai said.
"While the countries, including G-7 nations, are facing an economic slowdown, India has maintained a minimum GDP at seven per cent," he said.
While Congress celebrated the Yatra's 1,000 km milestone in Congress Convention Bellary on Saturday, Bommai reminded that AICC interim president Sonia Gandhi had contested from Ballari and Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha polls, and after she won the seats, Sonia quit the Ballari seat and retained Rae Bareli seat.
He said, "The special package of Rs 3,000 crore announced by her before quitting the Ballari seat did not turn into reality. With what face they will meet people. Is it not cheating people of Ballari."
Later he reacted to the Leader of the Opposition in the State Legislative Assembly, Siddaramaiah's challenge to walk at least 4 km without falling. He said, "Siddaramaiah has made personal comments on me, but I will not comment on it. Let god give Siddaramaiah good health and long life."
On BJP's three-day Jan Sankalp Yatra, CM Bommai claimed the programme received a good response from four districts of the state and has boosted the morale of workers.
"This exercise has increased the confidence of people in the BJP. There is no doubt about Jan Sankalp Yatra becoming Vijay Sankalp yatra when the party will win 150 seats in the 2023 state assembly polls," he said.