"He (prime minister) will not benefit from this. They (the BJP) have always tried to create unrest and divide people, and have made false statements against us (Congress)," Shakeel Ahmad, Congress leader, told ANI.
"Even in his electoral campaigns in 2013, the PM tried to divide the people but the people of Karnataka are educated and recognised what he wanted- how the country can be divided and how to get votes through it. They recognised it then and they recognise it now," he added.
Terming the Siddaramaiah-led Karnataka state government as one of the best in the country, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said that the government's work would not let Prime Minister Modi succeed in his intentions.
"The commendable work in Karnataka, the dignity of Karnataka and the dignity of the people living in Karnataka will be victorious, and the Prime Minister's intentions in Karnataka will be squashed," Tiwari said.
As the legislative assembly election for the state comes nearer, the Prime Minister has begun with the election campaign in one of the few Congress-ruled states.
In a campaign rally on Sunday, the Prime Minister claimed that the countdown of Congress to make an exit from Karnataka has begun, and went on to state that people of the state have not received the benefits of Centre's funds. (ANI)