On the evening of Tuesday 23rd September 2014 the Prime Minister landed to a warm welcome at HAL airport, Bengaluru. He was received by the Governor of Karnataka Shri Vajubhai Vala, Karnataka CM Shri Siddaramaiah, Union Ministers Shri Ananth Kumar, Shri Sadananda Gowda, senior BJP leader Shri BS Yeddyurappa among others.
After his arrival in Bengaluru, the Prime Minister addressed BJP Karyakartas at a public meeting. Thanking the people of Karnataka he said, “Through your support you have placed a strong and stable Government in Delhi, a Government with a complete majority. That is why I am here to thank you.”
The Prime Minister made a clarion call to the people to join the mass movement for a Clean India. He pointed, “On 2nd October we will start a mass movement for cleanliness. I myself will set out with a broom. We cannot let India remain unclean.” PM urged the nation to devote atleast 100 hours a year towards cleanliness.
During the speech the Prime Minister also talked at length about the Jan Dhan Yojana and how it will benefit several people across India. He said that the Government and the banks must work for the poor. He reiterated the commitment of the Government towards creating a skilled India. He also said, “Earlier Governments took pride in making laws. I have decided that we have to end laws that are redundant.”
He affirmed that the need of the hour is to provide jobs to the youth and expressed confidence in the abilities of our youngsters to take the nation ahead.
Others present on the occasion included Karnataka BJP President and Lok Sabha MP Shri Prahlad Joshi, former Minister Shri R Ashok among others.