PM Modi to address BJP rally in Bengaluru today

Marie Harrington
February 6, 2018

The Congress Party on Monday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statements intending to dethrone the party from Karnataka government would not yield results.

During his rally in Bengaluru, PM Modi undermined the current rule of Congress in Karnataka saying the condition of the state is abysmal, it's full of corruption and went on to say that if people of Karnataka want development then they need to dump Congress. He launched a full fledged attack on the Siddaramaiah government here and said it was neck deep in corruption.

"It would be good if Modi looked at the top crime stats in the country", the Chief Minister said. "According to me, he is morally unfit to be the Prime Minister", the chief minister said. The party's state unit had opened an online registry and used social media to personally invite the youth, techies, educated class and prominent citizens to the venue, assuring them of seating arrangements.

The biggest bet during the Modi rally was whether the PM will speak about Mahadayi. More than 1.16 crore accounts were opened in the State under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, he said. "When the UPA was in power at the Centre, Karnataka was allotted Rs 73,000 crore. It is collected from states", Siddaramaiah said.

Several pro-Kannada organisations staged protests at Freedom Park in the city centre on Sunday, demanding Modi's intervention in the water issue to meet the drinking needs of the state's four drought prone-districts: Bagalkote, Belagavi, Dharwad and Gadag. Dr Pani believes that Siddaramaiah's moves to take on the Prime Minister ahead of the assembly elections in Karnataka are an attempt to elevate regional leadership to the next level.

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Attempts have been made by Karnataka to amicably solve the issue that is also pending before the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal. 2000 dead. Also, is there any law and order in Haryana? "Developers and sand dealers are ruling the roost".

Reacting to the chief minister's comments, the BJP said the state government appears rattled by the support Modi received at the rally. "I don't know whether she has said it or not", Siddaramaiah said when asked about Ramya's tweet.

Modi said "in the whole world there is discussion about ease of doing business and there are efforts in that direction".

Modi in his 52-minute speech lambasted the Congress and said "Nothing happens without 10 percent cut".

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