Earlier on Friday, the official government of Pakistan handle had tweeted high praise of the 18th-century ruler of Mysore under the guise of 'revisiting' him on his death anniversary. Now, it's doubled down and issued another tweet about him.
But his absence from Uttar Pradesh even as 73 people lost their lives in a dust storm followed by heavy rains also exposed him to a stinging barb from Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
Addressing the upcoming elections in Karnataka, Modi asked the BJP women workers to focus on winning polling booths.
"Calling Bengaluru, the garden city and the pride of India a garbage city is insulting," Gandhi tweeted and attached an infographic detailing the money spent by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance as compared to funding provided by the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance gover...
"We need to expose the hollow promises made by the Congress and urge the people of Karnataka to join the journey of development," Modi told the Bharatiya Janata Party women workers
"In film Sholay, there was Gabbar Singh. You brought Gabbar Singh Tax (an allusion to GST) but this time you have gone even further. You have fielded the entire gang of Gabbar Singh.”
Modi, who had earlier called the Siddaramaiah government a 10 per cent government, coined a new phrase - 'Sidda-rupaiah Sarkar'
The former Union finance minister also claimed that Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on many items were reduced from 28 to 18 per cent due to the Gujarat Assembly polls last year.
Rahul's attack on Modi comes just before the Prime Minister begins his third round of campaigning in poll-bound Karnataka.
While party president Amit Shah and state CM candidate have been categorical in denying that there was any understanding with the JD(S), PM Modi had a lot of soothing words for the octogenarian Gowda