New Delhi, Apr 27 (PTI) Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi after the Congress president in a tweet on his party’s manifesto for Karnataka claimed that Information Technology contribution in the state is USD 300 billion, the BJP today said either he is “mathematically challenged or lying” as the money quoted by him is close to 10 times of the state’s budget. Also Read - Shatabdi Roy Meets Mamata's Nephew Abhishek Banerjee, Says She Is Not Leaving TMC

“Dear Rahul, read your tweet on Congress manifesto for Karnataka. You are either mathematically challenged or lying, as usual. Quick tutorial: IT contribution at $300Bn is approx 9.6x of the Karnataka state budget, which is 2,09,181 cr for FY 2018-19 (approx 31Bn),” BJP’s IT department in-charge Amit Malviya said in a tweet. Also Read - Subhra Kundu, Wife of Rose Valley Group Chief Gautam Kundu, Arrested By CBI

His retort came after Gandhi tweeted a graphic on Congress manifesto for Karnataka and said it captures the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ of the state’s people and makes very specific commitments that the party intend to deliver on, including creating one crore new jobs over the next 5 yrs. Also Read - Karnataka: Is BJP Planning to End Taluk Panchayat? Congress Questions State's Intention

In the graphic, $300 billion is mentioned as IT contributions.

The Congress and the BJP are locked in a keen battle in the Karnataka assembly polls, scheduled for May 12, with the saffron party making an all-out bid to oust the Congress from power.PTI KR RCJ RCJ

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