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"Good atmosphere" for ruling Congress in Karnataka, says Rahul

Press Trust of India  |  Kalaburagi (Karnataka) 

Winding up his four-day campaign in poll-bound Karnataka, today asserted there was a "good atmosphere" for his party in the state.

"It was a good visit. I have met lakhs of people, had good interactions. There is a good atmosphere for party," he told reporters after an interaction with professionals and representatives of the business community here.

The ruling is seeking to retain power in Karnataka, where Assembly polls are due early this year, while the BJP is eyeing to wrest the only southern state it has ever ruled from it. The Congress had unseated BJP in in 2013.

"I have told them that BJP is trying to capture the institutions in RSS is trying to put its people in every institution," the Congress said.

Today was the last day of Gandhi's 'Janashirvad Yatra' (march for people's blessings) in the northern region.

Criticising for his reported remark that the Sangh outfit could "prepare" military personnel faster than the Army, termed it an insultto the families of soldiers.

"It is sad that has made these comments, our soldiers shed their blood for their country. He has insulted their families, he has to apologise," said.

The RSS has clarified that Bhagwat had not compared the Indian with Sangh volunteers and that his remarks were "misrepresented".

When asked about questions being raised regarding histemple visits and the BJP calling him "election Hindu", the Congress said, "I don't know. You have to ask them, you have to ask BJP.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 18:05 IST