Amidst the ongoing election campaigning in Karnataka, PM Modi's rally spree continued as he addressed two mega public meetings today in Ballari and Tumakuru. In his first rally in Ballari, PM Modi said, “BJP's Sankalpa Patra contains a roadmap to make Karnataka the top state in the country but the Congress manifesto consists of numerous false promises and is a collection of appeasement measures.”
PM Modi condemned the Congress of creating false narratives using money and their ecosystem to mislead the public in order to win elections. He also mentioned that Congress has been conducting false surveys and praising themselves in previous elections. However, he noted that the people of Karnataka are supporting BJP, leaving Congress unsure of what lies to tell next. “And now even the Congress has started objecting to my chanting 'Jai Bajrang Bali'. The extent to which the Congress is going for appeasement, this country and the people of Karnataka are watching,” he further added.
Accusing the Congress of nurturing terrorism for the sake of their vote bank, PM Modi claimed that they have lost the courage to speak against it. He said that the society would be destroyed in an atmosphere of terror and warned people to be careful with Congress.
During the public meeting in Ballari, He also discussed the issue of terrorist conspiracies in Kerala and expressed concern over the destruction they can cause to society. He referred to a film called ‘The Kerala Story’ which is based on such conspiracies. PM Modi said, “'The Kerala Story' shows the ugly truth of terrorism and exposes terrorists' design. Congress is opposing the film made on terrorism and standing with terror tendencies. Congress has shielded terrorism for the vote bank.”
Also, PM Modi addressed a serious issue of thousands of Indians being stranded in Sudan due to the civil war, including hundreds from Karnataka and many from the Hakki-Pikki tribal community. “The situation was so severe that even big countries refused to evacuate their citizens from there. The Indian government deployed the entire Air Force and conducted Operation Kaveri with the blessings of Kaveri Amma to bring back Indians from difficult locations,” he said.
Slamming the Congress for doing politics during the time of crisis, PM Modi said, “Congress wanted something bad to happen to Indians in Sudan so they could take advantage of it in the Karnataka elections. It is our government, which rescued the brave Abhinandan from the clutches of Pakistan. It is our government, which brought our nurses trapped in Iraq safely to India. It is our government that brought Father Alex Premkumar, who was kidnapped in Afghanistan, safely to India. It is our government which brought out the stranded Indians during the Yemen crisis.”
Furthermore, PM Modi mentioned that the Indian government has successfully repatriated lakhs of Indians through the Vande Bharat Abhiyan during the COVID-19 pandemic and has also safely brought back thousands of students from Ukraine during the ongoing war. He also stated that the Congress party will face consequences for politicizing crises.
PM Modi lauded the BJP governments of Yediyurappa and Bommai, stating that they have been instrumental in propelling Karnataka towards the development it deserves. He further acknowledged the modern infrastructure developed in the state in recent years, which is contributing to its progress.
Addressing his second public meeting Tumakuru, PM Modi said, “The amount of work that has been done for the village and the poor, for the farmer and the youth in the last nine years, has not been done in the last seven decades. Congress and JD(S) have the track record of exploiting the rights and funds of villages. But, when the BJP is in government, the villages and the poor progress at a faster pace.” The Prime Minister emphasized that his government has focused on strengthening the rural economy to empower the common man and increase their economic power.
PM Modi hailed various development initiatives including PM Awas Yojana, Saubhagya Yojana, Jal Jeevan Mission, Swamitva Yojana, just to name a few. He also commended the National Education Policy for prioritizing the use of Indian languages like Kannada and incorporating the feedback of thousands of people, including millions of citizens. He said, “Now the Congress has announced that it will stop this National Education Policy. Congress would prevent underprivileged children in Karnataka from pursuing medical or engineering careers in their native language.”
PM Modi said, “The establishment of the largest helicopter factory in Asia in Tumakuru is a testament to the BJP's double engine government. This achievement has put Tumakuru on the world map and was made possible by the government's focus on the Made in India system for the army.”
In a scathing attack on the Congress party, PM Modi iterated, “Congress party has always wanted to keep the country reliant on imports and allowing corruption to flourish in the defense sector.” He criticized the previous Congress government for allegedly taking commissions. “The defense sector has been a club where maternal uncles, uncles and relatives can loot the country together. They have ruined Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), while the current BJP government has helped HAL break earning records. BJP is working to establish modern defense factories in India to strengthen the country's army, in contrast to the Congress' alleged lack of progress in this area,” he added.
Appealing to voters, PM Modi said that their vote will be the one that decides the future of Karnataka and to make the state No.1 in the country. “Everyone is saying today ‘Ee Baria Nirdhara, Bahumatda BJP Sarkara’,” he said. He appealed everyone in the state to make BJP victorious on May 10 in all the polling booths.
Congress encourages corruption, creates false narratives, misleads people. pic.twitter.com/d5PLO6SkGL— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) May 5, 2023
BJP's resolve - Make Karnataka the number one state.— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) May 5, 2023
Congress' agenda - Make false promises, obstruct development. pic.twitter.com/JARs8lFMcF
The Congress has objection if I say 'Jai Bajrang Bali'.— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) May 5, 2023
The people of the country and Karnataka are seeing to what extent the Congress is going for appeasement: PM @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/ckrOOCoFDY
Congress has surrendered itself to terrorism for the sake of its vote bank. Such a party can never work for keeping Karnataka secure. pic.twitter.com/bxxumpUZRu— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) May 5, 2023
For vote bank politics, Congress is siding with anti-social elements. pic.twitter.com/lCGQqbg5x2— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) May 5, 2023
Congress never takes pride in our tribal culture. pic.twitter.com/BHoZlKPc5E— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) May 5, 2023
Congress' hatred towards tribal community is so much that it did not support a woman belonging to tribal community as the Presidential candidate. pic.twitter.com/aycHZgoO6R— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) May 5, 2023
The forward-looking BJP government at Centre has implemented a new National Education Policy meeting the needs of the 21st century.— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) May 5, 2023
But the Congress has announced that if it comes to power, it will not implement the new National Education Policy. pic.twitter.com/pqP2H6kFkc
HAL's new manufacturing facility in Tumakuru is an example of good governance of BJP's double engine government. pic.twitter.com/86WegJDJHT— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) May 5, 2023
For the Congress, the defence sector was a club of looting the country.— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) May 5, 2023
It was the 85% commission government of the Congress, which ruined HAL. pic.twitter.com/oGQdEdbVlE