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Congress-JD(S) mission is 20% commission, taunts Modi

IANS  |  Gangavathi (Karnataka) 

Slamming the alliance of the ruling and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), on Friday said the mission of the coalition government in was to take 20 per cent commission in every deal-making.

"Both the defeated parties came together after the Assembly elections last year to form a 'milawat' (adulterated) government for keeping the out of power and take 20 per cent commission in every contract or project," Modi said while addressing an election rally in Gangavathi, 370 km northwest of Bengaluru.

The said the previous was a "10 per cent commission agent".

"With 10 per cent commission agent JD-S joining the Congress, the commission has doubled to 20 per cent for every deal. What can you expect from such parties, which fought for years but came together soon fearing the will come to power," Modi said in his 35-minute speech in Hindi.

Dubbing Italian and British national as "uncles" of the for being commission agents in defence deals, Modi alleged that the new Congress government in diverted funds meant for mid-day meals in schools to the party's election expenses.

"Crores of rupees were found in the official residence of a Congress from on Tugalak Road in The money was siphoned off from the treasury to fund the party's campaign," Modi said.

Exhorting the people to vote for the party's candidates by pressing the lotus button on the EVM, the said their votes would help him form a strong government at the Centre for the overall development of the country.

Modi was given a rousing welcome when he greeted the people in Kannada and lauded them for assembling on a hot summer day.

Claiming that a wave was sweeping across the country, Modi said there was no doubt about the returning to power to serve the people for five more years.

State BJP and the party's other leaders such as Jagadish Shettar and B.R. Sriramulu were present on the occasion.

The 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in will go to the polls in the second and third phase on April 18 and April 23, respectively.



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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 23:56 IST