Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday said his father's, HD Deve Gowda, ten-month tenure as the prime minister of India was much better than PM Narendra Modi's five-year regime.
He added "during Deve Gowda's tenure no terrorist attack happened in the country".
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"You can go through the records to see what happened in Deve Gowda's ten-month government and five years under the leadership of PM Modi." Kumaraswamy said.
He added, "There was no clash between India and Pakistan. There was not a single blast in Jammu and Kashmir. Even inside the country, there was no bomb attack."
On the same note, he touted his father as a 'good administrator,' and said that Deve Gowda would advise Congress president Rahul Gandhi to run a good administration if he becomes the prime minister.
"He is an experienced person. He has experience. He is better than everybody, according to me, He has already projected the name of Rahul Gandhi for the prime ministerial post," Kumaraswamy said.
Kumaraswamy also accused PM Modi of using Balakot airstrike for political advantage in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
"He is misleading people. He is talking as if he went to the Pakistan border and he only dropped the bomb on terror camps in Balakot," Kumaraswamy said.
Earlier, in his rally in North Karnataka, PM Modi said, "Now tell me - where is the Congress and the JDS vote bank? Is it in Bagalkot or Balakot? This Congress-JDS has to decide."
The final phase of polling in Karnataka will take place on April 23. The results will be announced on May 23.