PM Puts his Weight Behind ‘Farmer’s Son Yeddyurappa’, Says He Will be CM.
PM Modi arrives at the Parivartana Yatra. He is joined on stage by state BJP president BS Yeddyurappa, and Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Prakash Javadekar.
Yeddyurappa felicitates Modi.
Narendra Modi begins his speech at the rally and greets the attendees in Kannada. Loud cheers from the crowd.
“Countdown has begun for end of the Congress government in Karnataka. Congress is at the exit gate. It has caused destruction here and Karnataka doesn’t need a Congress culture anymore.
”The prime minister asks, “Despite receiving a large amount of money from the Centre, have you seen any positive change in Karnataka?.
“My dream is that a person wearing Hawai chappal should be able to travel by air,” PM Modi .”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited poll-bound Karnataka he arrived at HAL airport in Bengaluru.The Prime Minister welcomed by Governor Vajubhai Vala. DG&IGP,Neelamani Raju and Chief Secretary, Rathna Prabha from their he went in a chopper with tight security to the venue as at the end of BJP’s 90-day rally across the state’s districts . Elaborate security arrangements were made for the rally at Palace Grounds where at least 2 lakh people, including IT professionals,at the programme.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his speech in Kannada, greets people. Remembers Kempegowda, Kittur Chennamma, Sangolli Rayanna, Basaveshwara, Madara Chennaiah and Sir M.Visvewaraya.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.
PM Modi arrives at the Parivartana Yatra. He is joined on stage by state BJP president BS Yeddyurappa, and Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Prakash Javadekar,Ananth Kumar,Sadananda Gowda,S M Krishna,Jagadish Shettar,K S Eshwarappa,Ramesh,Ananth Kumar Hegde,Sreenivas Prasad,R.Ashok,Sriramulu,
Arvind Limbavani,P C Mohan,C T Ravi,Muralidhar Rao,Siddeshwar, Shobha Karandlaje,Prahlad Joshi,Govind,was present at the event.
Yeddyurappa felicitates Modi.
Narendra Modi begins his speech at the rally and greets the attendees in Kannada. Loud cheers from the crowd.“Countdown has begun for end of the Congress government in Karnataka. Congress is at the exit gate. It has caused destruction here and Karnataka doesn’t need a Congress culture anymore.”The prime minister asks, “Despite receiving a large amount of money from the Centre, have you seen any positive change in Karnataka?”Modi says, “There will be chaos in Bengaluru if it doesn’t get electricity for a day. However, there are 7 lakhs homes in Karnataka and 4 crores homes in the nation which live in dark even after so many years of independence.” “More than 1 crore loans have been sanctioned for the people of Karnataka under Mudra Yojana. Under PM Jan Dhan Yojana, more than 1.16 crore accounts were opened in Karnataka, opening doors of banking for the poor and lower middle class.”He says 1.85 crore free LPG connections has been given in Karnataka and 34 lakh toilets have been made under Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.The recent budget has solved one problem of Karnataka. “With an investment of Rs 17,000 crores, construction work of 160 km long sub-urban railway network will be started in Bengaluru. 15 lakhs commuters of the city will benefit from it.“The government has set a goal to build more than 9,000 km of National Highway across the nation this year. Under Bharatmala Pariyojana, 35,000 km of roads will be constructed with an investment of Rs 5,25,000,”Modi says, “During Congress regime, Karnataka got Rs 73,000 crore. However, we have provisioned Rs 2 lakh crore for it, which is 180% more than what Congress had provided.“My dream is that a person wearing Hawai chappal should be able to travel by air,” he says.The prime minister says his government has made farmers who produce fruits and vegetables its top priority. “TOP meaning T for Tomato, O for Onions and P for Potatoes.He explained that these three TOP staples found across the country symbolised his government’s initiative called ‘Operation Greens’ to improve the living condition of farmers. Keeping these growers in mind, Operation Greens has been announced in the budget, he said.Just as AMUL enhanced farmers’ income, Operation Greens would prove beneficial for vegetable growers, the Prime Minister said. He assured farmers that BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa would earmark Rs one lakh crore to improve the irrigation system in Karnataka if he becomes the Chief Minister after the assembly elections.“In this budget, government has made a significant decision so that correct price of crops are given to farmers. If Yeddyurappa, son of a farmer, becomes CM of Karnataka, the projects for farmers will work at its best because Yeddurappa has the farmer’s best interest at heart.“When facilities are provided to villages, migration to cities will go down and the mounting pressure on cities will be released.“We are taking various measures and steps to make lives of poor living in remote areas easy,”.The world is discussing ‘Ease of doing business’, my government talks about ‘Ease of living’, but the Congress government of Karnataka talks of ‘Ease of doing murder’. Anyone who opposes them ends up losing their life. This is dangerous for democracy and shameful for the state government.”Modi hails Indian team’s win in the U-19 World Cup. The prime minister says team coach Rahul Dravid’s work ethic is the culture of Karnataka. “Their head coach Rahul Dravid was a significant factor behind this victory and this can’t be denied. He teaches us to work honestly and live for others.“There are serious allegations of corruption against Congress leaders. Reports are coming about them demanding commission in several projects. I have been told that Karnataka govt is being recognised as 10% government as no work is possible without 10% commission. “Congress is trying to stall the Triple Talaq bill in Parliament. They are trying to do the same with the OBC Bill as well.“BJP government means only development. Congress government means corruption, appeasement, and dynasty politics.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.
BJP State president B.S. Yeddyurappa address the gathering.he said “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 Rs. 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,”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.”he added .
Ahead of the PM rally, pro-Kannada groups also staged a protest, demanding the Centre’s intervention in Karnataka’s Mahadayi river dispute with BJP-ruled Goa.
A group of college students, donning degree robes and selling ‘pakodas’ to passers-by in a dig at Modi’s recent remarks on job creation, were whisked away by the police, hours before the PM’s rally here.
The young students sold ‘Modi Pakodas’, ‘Amit Shah Pakoda’ and ‘Dr Yeddy Pakodas’, a reference to Karnataka BJP chief Yeddyurappa, to those passing by, including the BJP workers and visitors on their way to the rally.
Unhappy with Narendra Modi not mentioning Mahadayi row in his speech, Kannada activists and farmers continue to protest at Freedom Park. Effigy of the Prime Minister burnt.Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj arrested by the police at the Freedom Park.
The city has been turned into a fortress with heightened security for Modi’s visit.3 Additional Commissioner of Police,1 Joint commissioner,with,11 dcp, 33 acp, 3000 constables, 50ksrp platoons, 30 central armed forces and for traffic arrangements 1200 traffic police deployed.At least 1,000 policemen have been deployed around the venue, with another 1,200 traffic police working to manage the traffic, city police commissioner T Suneel Kumar told reporters.