Congress president Rahul Gandhi is in Mangaluru to release the party’s manifesto. “This is a manifesto made by going to every single block, district and community in the state. We went to the people of the state, asked them what they wanted and put it in our manifesto. I believe in the philosophy of Karnataka and that is what the Congress wants to bring to the state,” he said. Earlier in the day, chief minister Siddaramaiah hit out against BJP’s CM candidate BS Yeddyurappa ‘pardoning’ the scam-tainted G Janaradhana Reddy from Bellary in the “interest of the state”.
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The CM tweeted saying, “Very interesting! BS Yeddyurappa has pardoned Reddy in interest of state. Which interest of Karnataka is served by pardoning someone who looted thousands of crores of Kannadigas’ wealth? Is it upto you to pardon him? Did you ask PM Modi to direct CBI to formalise the ‘pardon’?”.