PM is corruption: Rahul Gandhi

PM is corruption: Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi spoke to the media soon after BS Yeddyurappa resigned from the post of Chief Minister of Karnataka before the slated floor test on Saturday.  

"You have seen openly how the Prime Minister directly authorized purchasing of MLAs in Karnataka.  So the idea that the PM spreads in the country that he is fighting corruption is a blatant lie.  He is corruption. I am proud that opposition stood together and defeated the BJP and we will continue to do so," Rahul, whose party won 78 seats in the recent Assembly elections, said.  

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee welcomed the virtual defeat of the BJP on the floor of the Assembly even without any voting happening.  "Democracy wins. Congratulations Karnataka. Congratulations DeveGowda Ji, Kumaraswamy Ji, Congress and others. The victory of the 'regional' front," she said.  

BSP's Mayawati went further to laugh at the BjP.  "This is a big blow for them(BJP) and I think what they had been planning all along for 2019 has failed, they will now have to rethink and alter their strategies," she noted.