Of the total, Congress won 27, the BJP 5, Janata Dal (Secular) 5, Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) 3 and Badavara Shramikara Raitara Congress Party (BSRCP) 3 in the 2013 assembly elections.
"Our government will work for the future. It is going to be five years and you have not even opened your account", he told Modi, making him the focal point of his attack in a series of roadside and public meetings.
Independent MLA from Kudligi, B. Nagendra, an accused in the mining scam and who is all set to join the Congress, gifted a 1.5 ft. tall gold coated silver idol of Saint Valmiki to Congress President Rahul Gandhi at the launch of 'Janaarshirvada Yatra.' The memento is said to be worth lakhs of rupees.
The former Karnataka chief minister said that the arrival of Rahul Gandhi in Karnataka will only bring good fortunes for the saffron party.
"Amit Shah ji said Rahul ji's style of politics is undemocratic".
Responding to Gandhi's jibe, the government said that the Rafale deal was better in many aspects than the one "notionally negotiated" by the Congress regime, which could not conclude it in ten years. He said, "But still Modiji comes here and speaks about corruption against us".
In a similar fashion, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public rally here on February 4, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, in a welcome tweet, had asked him to find time to resolve the inter-state Mahadayi river water row with neighbouring Goa.
He brought up the Rafale fighter jet deal, saying it was the "biggest issue" of corruption in the country now, Gandhi emphasized that earlier, the Rafale contract was given to Bengaluru-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), which has been making aircraft for the Indian Air Force for 70 years.
Gandhi said, "The previous BJP government in Karnataka broke world records in corruption and they come here and talk on corruption pointing at us".