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Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at Narendra Modi's call for IT revolution at rally in Karnataka; says Congress pioneered technology in India

Saturday, 15 February 2014 - 1:36pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

In a rally, organised at Belgaum, Karnataka, Rahul Gandhi criticised BJP's focus on IT sector, insisting that it was Congress that brought in the IT revolution. 

He praised the state's development in the sector, however shared the credit for the boost with his party. He said, "Why was Karnataka successful in the IT sector? Because Congress party took initiatives. BJP forgets that IT in Karnataka was brought by Congress leader SM Krishna, and people of this state."

"BJP opposed computers," he adds.

Further criticising the BJP government, he pointed out, "BJP talks about fight against corruption, but doesn't talk about its own chief minister in Karnataka who had to resign over graft. They don't see corruption in own states and even re-inducted their ex-CM who was jailed on corruption charges back into party."

"BJP has been blocking the passage of six anti-graft bills by Parliament," informs Rahul Gandhi.

"Congress fights for the poor, development happens due to the hard work of people. We brought RTI. We brought Lokpal Bill," he insists. 

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