In the upcoming elections, Modi said, the Siddaramaiah-led government would face a rout.
The bandh was called to protest the "inaction" by the central and state governments to resolve the Mahadayi river water sharing row. Both parties are taking no chances with Karnataka-one of the last big states still under Congress rule and stands in the way of BJP's agenda of Congress-free India. "People have already made up their minds", Siddaramaiah said.
Says no work happens in Karnataka without paying a 10 per cent commission It was a political slug fest in Bengaluru on Sunday. "Their own states are the worst in terms of crime and a Prime Minister bases his argument on untruths and wrong information to insult Karnataka and its people", he said. "But we get only 4.65% from the Centre", he said, asking the BJP to answer for this discrepancy. "But nobody should make personal comments", Mr Siddaramaiah said.
Using the acronym "TOP", Modi said: "Farmers producing fruits and vegetables are our "TOP" priority".
Karnataka is the second major state after Punjab where the Congress is ruling, with the BJP going all out to unseat it in the assembly polls as part of its "Congress Mukht Bharat" mission.
Taking the war with acronyms which is now happening between two parties to the next level, Congress described the NDA government as "Not Doing Anything!" "I don't know whether she has said it or not", Siddaramaiah said when asked about Ramya's tweet.
"Modi should realise he is also the Prime Minister of the country".
Ghorpade, who hails from a royal family, met BJP chief Amit Shah at the party headquarters here, before joining the saffron party in the presence of its senior leaders from Karnataka, Union ministers Ananth Kumar and DV Sadananda Gowda among others. "It will have no implications in Karnataka", he said. Karnataka indeed has scripted several firsts - No.1 Corrupt State, 3,500+ farmer suicides, collapse of law & order, mysterious deaths of officers, transfers of honest officials, crumbling infra of Bengaluru.
The project is being undertaken to improve drinking water supply to the twin cities of Hubballi-Dharwad and districts of Belagavi and Gadag.