Amit Shah's remarks equating opposition with animals disrespectful: Rahul

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"Besides (state-run enterprises like) HAL, ISRO, BEL, BEML and ITI, it has best academic and research institutions like IISc and IIM, which attracted global IT firms and multinationals", said Gandhi, who earlier in the day, interacted with workers of the city civic corporation, women entrepreneurs and top executives of India Inc here. The politician was campaigning in Karnataka as part of his election tour and a fan of the leader can be seen holding a handsome garland.

"In fact, I challenge him to stand with three parties united", he added.

Claiming that the Congress would defeat the BJP-RSS combine in the upcoming assembly election, the party chief said the saffron brigade would also be defeated in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan where assembly elections are due later this year. Though some of his recent interactions-like the 'NCC' controversy in Mysuru when he took questions from students-may have given BJP some ammunition to target him, but Rahul Gandhi has shown the courage to confront opposition and move on. He made it clear that if voted to power again the first priority of Congress would be to get the country out of the "mess that Mr Modi and RSS has put it in".

Nearly three lakh BJP karyekartas or workers were present from all across Maharashtra at the event with the core team of party's Maharashtra unit including Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, State President Raosaheb Danwe, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Railway Minister Piyush Goel along with other ministers and MLAs. He also attacked Prime Minister narendra Modi and said that this is the fall of his government. Four years ago, people gave Modi a blank cheque hoping that he'll do good for the country.

"You can't run this country as an individual, you have to run this country by listening to it, by working with it", he said.

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"Forget the BJP and Modi winning in the next elections".

The Gandhi scion was in Karnataka on Sunday for the Jana Aashirwada Yatre.

Taking a dig that is bound to turn up the campaign heat further in poll-bound Karnataka, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi "lacks the guts to face the Congress in Parliament" and has used NDA allies to stall proceedings in both Houses, which were adjourned sine die without transacting business for 22 days.

Mr Gandhi said the Karnataka elections was a "fight between two ideologies".

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