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KTKA CM tells minorities, BCs and Dalites not to vote for Modi

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Former Chief Thursday appealed to Dalits, members of backward castes and minorities not to vote for the BJP, alleging that elections would not be held if Prime Narendra Modi, whom he dubbed "second Hitler", returns to power.

Addressing a public meeting in favour of the Congress-JD(S) alliance candidate at Kaduru in Chikkamagaluru, said, "Not a single vote of Dalits, backward castes and Muslims should go to the BJP."

He warned people that autocracy will replace democracy if Modi comes back.

"I beg you with folded hand that this time you have to defeat the BJP. If comes back again, elections will not take place. There will be autocracy.

Democracy will not survive.

Downtrodden communities, backward communities and minorities will be ruined," he said.

said when people ask Modi for job, he tells them to sell Pakoda.

"He (Narendra Modi) will be the second You should be cautious," Siddaramaiah warned.

The jibe comes close on the heels of chief H D Kumaraswamy's calling Modi "worse than "

Kumaraswamy was upset over the income tax raids on contractors in Mysuru, Mandya, Ramanagar, Hassan and Bengaluru.

Siddaramaiah was accompanied by former H D Deve Gowda to seek vote for Prajwal Revanna, Gowda's grandson and PWD minister H D Revanna's son.

The JD(S) gave him ticket to contest from Hassan Lok Sabha constituency as the candidate of Congress-JD(S) coalition which is presently ruling

Gowda's another grandson Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of Kumaraswamy is contesting from the Mandya Lok Sabha constituency.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 17:50 IST