Parivarthana rally in Bengaluru
BJP will make Karnataka Congress-mukt: PM
Narendra Modi reaches BJP rally venue. To deliver speech anytime now. All eyes on the PM to see if he touches upon the Mahadayi issue. Kannada activists to stay put at Freedom Park till the end of speech. Lakhs of people gather at the venue to listen to the PM. Narendra Modi takes the stage. S.M. Krishna exchanges pleasantries with the PM. Modi is also accompanied by B.S. Yeddyurappa and Union Minister H.N. Ananth Kumar.
BJP State president B.S. Yeddyurappa address the gathering.
“After the 85-day tour of the State as part of the Parivartana Rally, I have realised there is water shortage everywhere and people are demanding more focus on irrigation. I assure that if we come to power, we will spend a total of ₹ 1 lakh crore for improving irrigation facilities during our term. We will complete all pending irrigation projects in the State.”
Mr. Yeddyurappa refers to Nostradamus, who, he claims, had said several centuries ago that a strong leader will emerge from India and rule the world. “Modi has emerged now,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Parivarthana rally at Palace Grounds in Bengaluru. Stating that the end of Congress rule in Karnataka was near, the Prime Minister said that BJP will make Karnataka Congress-mukt in the upcoming elections. He made no mention of Mahadayi issue.
The rally was organised to mark the culmination of the 85-day pre-election campaign in all the Assembly constituencies taken out by party State president B.S. Yeddyurappa. Tight security was in place for the PM’s visit to Bengaluru and police had diverted traffic for the rally.
Narendra Modi finishes his speech expressing confidence that the State will elect BJP in the upcoming Assembly election to take it on a path of development. However, he makes no mention of Mahadayi dispute in the speech.
The identity of Congress government is just 10%. No work gets done without a cut of 10%. A Congress minister has been accused of Benami assets. Sand mafia, transfer mafia and builder mafia are ruling the roost in the State. Speaking about the Steel Flyover project, Mr. Modi said some people wanted crores of rupees in the name of steel flyover. BJP should be credited with stopping it.
While the country is talking of ease of doing business, Congress government in Karnataka is talking of ease of doing murder. Stating that there was aparadhi Raj (rule of crime) in Karnataka instead of rule of law, Mr. Modi says BJP workers are being killed in the State. “The social fabric of the state has been disturbed and that has to be replied with votes. We need to create Congress-free Karnataka and thereby corruption-free Karnataka.”
Narendra Modi reaches out to farmers in his speech. “Farmers are my top priority and by top I mean Tomato, Onion and Potato.” Says Yeddyurappa has farmers in his heart. Highlights a number of schemes for farmers that his government will introduce if it comes to power.
Do you see development matching those grants in the state? We need a BJP government in the State to take the state on the path to development. For Bengaluru, we are spending ₹ 17,000 crore for a 160 km network of suburban rail with 80 stations that will help 50 lakh commuters.
Our government is working towards ease of living. The schemes have also benefited the people of Karnataka. if there is a same party government in the State, there won’t be any roadblocks from these benefits reaching people.
Accusing Congress of not doing anything for the people, Mr. Modi says in the last 3.5 yrs what funds centre has given Karnataka those funds haven’t reached the people in the State. The Karnataka government is getting over ₹ 2 lakh crore and has seen a rise of over 118% compared to UPA time.
Stating that the countdown for the ouster of Congress government in the State has begun, the Prime Minister says, “Congress is at the exit door in the State. We will not only make Karnataka Congress-mukt, but will also make it Congress culture free in politics, society and culture.”
Modi starts his speech in Kannada, greets people. Remembers Kempegowda, Kittur Chennamma, Sangolli Rayanna, Basaveshwara, Madara Chennaiah and Sir M. Visvewaraya.
Yeddyurappa makes a dalit pitch at the rally. Says Congress is a party that did not let the body of Dr. B R Ambedkar to be cremated in Delhi, they did not even give him Bharat Ratna. When Atal Bihari Vajpayee tried to make Dr. Babu Jagjivan Ram Prime Minister, Congress stonewalled the efforts. “So I request all the Dalits of the state not to even cast a single vote for Congress.”
FEBRUARY 04, 2018