‘People living with fear under Modi’

Published - April 09, 2019 12:00 am IST - Bengaluru

KPCC election campaign committee chairman H.K. Patil on Monday alleged that democracy had taken a beating under the Narendra Modi government and people were living with “fear psychosis”.

He said it was not right of the BJP to seek votes citing the Pulwama terror attack and the retaliation by the armed forces. During the Congress regime, the country won the Indo-Pak war in 1971, but it never sought votes over the battles won by the armed forces, Mr. Patil said.

Speaking at a meet-the-press programme organised by the Press Club of Bangalore and Bangalore Reporters’ Guild here, Mr. Patil said the BJP was seeking votes on the basis of emotional issues and was not bringing up the problems faced by the common man. He claimed BJP workers were “wearing military attire and holding up BJP flags during party meetings”.

Opposing Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh’s statement appealing to voters to exercise their franchise in favour of Mr. Modi, the Congress leader said this was against the spirit of the Constitution. He also took exception to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s remark that the Indian armed forces were “Modi sena”.

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