Lashing out against the BJP’s “bad governance” in Karnataka, Congress president Sonia Gandhi called for a “change” in the state on Saturday.
“The BJP has completely betrayed people’s mandate. Immoral behaviour of persons in position of power has crossed all limits. Law and order has collapsed,” said Gandhi at her public meetings in Chikamagalur and Mangalore, ahead of May 5 polls.
She charged that under BJP rule, mining mafias destroyed mineral resources and fanatical elements spread fear and hatred.
BJP’s “misgovernance” also saw a lot of investors fleeing the state, said Gandhi.
Striking a personal chord at Chikamagalur, she said, “We can never forget that Chikmagalur adopted my mother-in-law Indira Gandhi as a sister. You lent Indiraji a helping hand when she needed it most ....” Indira Gandhi had won a by-election from Chikamagalur in 1978 that ultimately helped her stage a comeback. (With PTI inputs)