BJP Chief JP Nadda did not say that centre-sanctioned projects in Karnataka will be halted if party loses state

By: Rajini KG
May 9 2023

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BJP Chief JP Nadda did not say that centre-sanctioned projects in Karnataka will be halted if party loses state


The Verdict Misleading

Nadda's statements were misconstrued. The leader said electing Congress would hamper undergoing projects in the state during a political rally.

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Election campaigning for Karnataka's assembly polls officially ended on May 8 and the state goes to vote tomorrow to elect leaders for 224 constituency seats. Amid election season when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda held a roadshow in Vijayanagara on May 7, the official handle of the Janata Dal-Secular's (JDS) tweeted, "If the BJP loses in the state, all the projects coming from the center will be stopped @JPNadda said. Mr. Nadda, what kind of leader are you to 'bandh' (close) Center grants." 

The tweet garnered 407 likes and 17,500 views. State Congress President DK Shivakumar, former state Chief Minister Siddramaiah, and actor Prakash Raj shared the same narrative and criticized BJP and Nadda. However, the claim is misleading.

In Fact

According to The Hindu, Nadda held a road show at Harapanahalli in Vijayanagara district supporting BJP candidate Karunakar Reddy on May 7. Logically Facts accessed the live broadcast of Nadda's road show, and at the 59:20 mark, Nadda said that if Siddaramaiah's government comes to power, there will be a break for all central government schemes like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, and urged people to vote for BJP if they need to see development. He also added that the BJP government increased the quota for Dalits, tribals, Vokkaligas, and Lingayats while introducing internal reservations for Schedule Castes (SC), but Siddaramaiah would reverse the decisions. 

During the rally, he said, "If the Siddaramaiah government comes to power, it will halt the work. You won't get houses under PM Awas Yojana. Road repairing work will be stopped and there will be no question of laying new roads." He added, "Siddaramaiah says that he would take back the increased reservations to SCs, STs, Vokkaligas and Lingayats. He is not for giving anything but for taking back." Deccan Herald also reported the same. 

Nadda was referring to Congress when saying that it will halt projects in Karnataka if the opposition comes to power. He did not say that the BJP-run central government would cut off the projects if the party failed to win 2023 Karnataka elections.

The Verdict

Nadda's statement about the Congress during an election rally has been misconstrued. He did not say that the BJP will halt projects in Karnataka. Therefore, we have marked this claim as misleading.

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