It's election time in Karnataka, Rahul Gandhi will now don temporary janeu

Bengaluru, April 2nd , 2018: Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Sambit Patra today hit out at Rahul Gandhi saying that the Congress president will soon start wearing his "temporary janeu" since the Karnataka election is around the corner.

Patra'scomment was a reference to Rahul Gandhi claiming that he is a 'janeu-wearingHindu' after a controversy had erupted in 2017 over his visit to a temple inGujarat where he allegedly signed in the non-Hindus register.

"Now,he says 'get my temporary janeu, get my teeka'. Such fancy dress competitionsand make up do not make election victories," Patra said at the India TodayKarnataka Panchayat 2018 in Benguluru today.

Later in thedebate, Patra raised the matter again saying that Rahul Gandhi, unlike in thepast, was flaunting his Hinduism now with the janeu overtly visible.

Patra alsoattacked Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for being a silent spectator tothe woes of farmers.

"InKannada, 'nidda' means sleep. People of Karnataka, hence, call him'Niddaramaiah' instead of Siddaramaiah because he has slept throughout hisfive-year term," Patra said.

Criticisingthe Congress government in Karnataka over the attacks on RashtriyaSwayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers in the state, Patra said that the party did notdeserve to form a government this time alleging poor law and order situation inthe state.

"Whatthe people of Karnataka need is 'vikas'. The country and Karnatakaneed 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'," Patra said.

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