BJP attacks me to divert attention, says Rahul Gandhi

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Bengaluru: AICC President Rahul Gandhi waves at his supporters during a road show ahead of the Karnataka Assembly election in Bengaluru, May 9, 2018. PTI

Bengaluru: AICC President Rahul Gandhi waves at his supporters during a road show ahead of the Karnataka Assembly election in Bengaluru, May 9, 2018.
PTI

The day high-voltage campaigning for the assembly polls in Karnataka comes to an end, Congress party president Rahul Gandhi took on the challenger BJP and exuded confidence that his party will win the polls “hands down”.

He also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attack on him declaring his prime ministerial ambitions was aimed at distracting attention.

“I have now learnt to deal with the prime minister. When he can’t respond, he distracts,” Gandhi told reporters here after winding up his extensive tour of poll-bound Karnataka.

On Wednesday, Modi had attacked Gandhi on his remarks declaring his prime ministerial ambition. The Prime Minister, taking light of Gandhi’s remarks, had said whether the country will ever accept such an “immature and naamdar (famous)” leader for the post.

Meanwhile, addressing the presser in Bengaluru, Rahul Gandhi said, “Modi has anger inside… he has anger for everybody, not just me …and sees a threat in me”.

Expressing confidence that the Congress would win the assembly polls in Karnataka on May 12, he said the opposition had restricted itself to making personal attacks during the campaign. The BJP, he said, feels “uncomfortable” when he visits a temple.

Criticising the central government, the Congress president added that our foreign policy has been decimated.

Karnataka goes to polls on May 12 and counting of votes will take place on May 15.

(With inputs from PTI)