PM Modi in Karnataka: Congress believes in 'Divide and Rule' philosophy; classifies people on ground of caste

06 May 2018, 08:47 AM
Narendra Modi in Karnataka LIVE updates: PM addresses public rally in Tumkur (File Photo)
Narendra Modi in Karnataka LIVE updates: PM addresses public rally in Tumkur (File Photo)

With just a week left for the Karnataka Assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) intensified its campaign across the state. As a part of the third leg of his campaigning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed four public rallies in poll-bound Karnataka on Saturday.

The prime minister will address election rallies in Tumkur, Gadag, Shimoga and Mangaluru.

According to reports, the BJP, which is looking to wrest control from the Congress, may increase Modi's election rallies to 21 from the scheduled 15.

After addressing the rallies in the day, he will stay back in Mangaluru tonight and take up campaigning again on Sunday in Chitradurga, Raichur, Jamkhandi and Hubli.

Apart from the earlier schedule, he may also address three public meetings each on May 6 and May 9.

Karnataka BJP president and party's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa will accompany Modi in some of the rallies.

In addition, BJP national president Amit Shah is also leading road shows in Mysuru district on Saturday while Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be addressing four public rallies in Kalburgi district.

Karnataka goes to polls on May 12 and 2,655 candidates, including 219 women, are in the poll fray to secure 224 seats up. The results will be declared on May 15.

Data provided by the Chief Electoral Office in Karnataka has indicated that the BJP will contest all 224 seats, while the Congress will contest 222 seats. The HD Devegowda-led Janata Dal-Secular will contest on 201 seats.

Highlights:

# 7:30 PM: Our karyakartas were brutally murdered just because of political differences. Is this the democracy that Congress practices? People would give a strong reply to the Congress on 12th May : PM Modi

# 7:25 PM: Congress spreads lies and hence is unable to digest if anyone speaks the truth. People are well aware of their tactics : PM Modi

# 7:25 PM: Congress mocked the Swachhata Abhiyan. Is it not right that we think about their welfare? Be it any subject, Congress objects : PM Modi

# 7:20 PM: Result of Karnataka election is clearly written on the walls. BJP will form government in the state with absolute majority : PM Modi

# 07:15 PM: Congress that once ruled from Panchayat to parliament is now confined to few states only. Due to their ego, they lost election one after other elections : PM Modi

# 05:30 PM: Congress has a secret tender system to give tickets to its candidates and to even select Chief Minister on the basis of their ‘bids’. People of Karnataka needs to be alert about this system : PM Modi.

# 05:24 PM: Coconut export has increased by more than 60% after our govt came into power at the centre. We installed a food processing plant in Tumakuru in just Rs. 150 crore that helped around 6,000 farmers in doing trade and generated 6,000 employments : PM Modi.

# 04:59 PM: Shameful that Congress leaders are using abusive language for @BSYBJP Ji. This is not acceptable at all. Yeddyurappa Ji is a respectable leader: PM Modi.

# 04:50 PM: There is no difference between the 'C' of Congress and 'C' of Corruption. Even now they cry foul of demonetisation: PM Modi.

# 04:49 PM: Spreading lies has become a business for the Congress. Wherever they go, they spread lies among people, says Modi.

# 04:46 PM: Congress believes in divide and rule philosophy. They divide people on the grounds of caste. And shockingly, they even classify criminals on the grounds of caste: PM Modi.

# 04:38 PM: I can never forget the affection of people of Shivamogga. When we had launched the Tiranga Yatra, back then I had got the opportunity to address a gathering here, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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# 04:24 PM: PM Narendra Modi is addressing public meeting at Shivamogga, Karnataka.

# 03:57 PM: In 2007, Madam Sonia Gandhi made a speech in Goa saying Congress party was committed not to allow diversion of Mahadayi waters to Karnataka. Now when they are out of power in Goa, they are now inciting people of Karnataka on the same issue: PM #PPPCongress.

# 02:36 PM: It is the people of Karnataka who are going to make the Congress into a regional Party called PPP Congress (Punjab, Puducherry and Parivar Congress), says Modi.

# 02:27 PM: Congress is misleading people in the name of Mahadayi. What the Congress is doing is showing its true character and people should know about it: Narendra Modi.

# 02:26 PM: I wish the Karnataka CM would have asked Sonia Gandhi Ji about her 2007 promise on Mahadayi. If he would know of that promise he would not be misleading the people, says Modi.

# 02:25 PM: PM Modi takes a jib at Congress, says after the Karnataka results, Congress will become PPP Congress- Punjab, Puducherry and Parivar Congress.

# 02:16 PM: Congress can only loot Karnataka, they cannot do anything else for the state, says Modi.

# 02:15 PM: Congress is worried about losing Karnataka and there is a reason behind this. Leaders & ministers here have made a huge tank. This tank stores money and a pipeline takes money straight to Delhi: PM Narendra Modi.

# 02:12 PM: Congress has lost in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, UP, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, people across India have rejected the Congress, says PM.

# 02:11 PM: No one knows Congress policies and intentions better than the people of Gadag: PM Modi.

# 02:10 PM: Congress is not bothered about the depletion of natural resources here. As long as the pockets of their leaders are full, Congress is happy. Congress sees corruption opportunities in the forests of Karnataka. Corruption is key to the existence of the Congress: PM Narendra Modi at Gadag.

# 02:02 PM: PM Modi is addressing a public meeting at Gadag, Karnataka.

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# 01:37 PM: For years, the Congress kept chanting 'Gareeb'. However, when a poor mother's son became PM, they changed their slogan and started chanting ‘farmers’: PM Modi in Tumkur, Karnataka.

# 01:12 PM: Glimpses of BJP National President Shri Amit Shah's road-show in Periyapatna, Karnataka.

# 01:00 PM: BJP president Amit Shah holds road-show in Karnataka.

# 12:05 PM: Congress government prefers to loot money rather than work for people's welfare in Karnataka: PM Narendra Modi.

# 12:05 PM: Resources have been allocated for Tumakuru's development under Smart Cities project, says Modi during the public meeting in Tumkur.

# 11:51 AM: Who can deny that there is a collision between JD(S) and Cong when they are fighting in Tumukura but are in alliance with Bangalore Municipal Corporation. They should stop making fool out of people of Tumkur and Karnataka, says Modi in Tumkur.

# 11:50 AM: Our Government at the Centre has worked on irrigation projects on which no work had happened for 30 years. Some of these key projects are also in Karnataka: PM

# 11:41 AM: Congress is trying to offer false rhetoric and empty promises to the farmers. The Congress' neglect of the agriculture sector is very well known. I wish they were serious about the welfare of the farmers: PM Modi.

# 11:40 AM: From the time of Indira Gandhi, Congress party has only fooled poor people of the society to win elections: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

# 11:38 AM: For years, the Congress keeps saying - Gareeb, Gareeb, Gareeb. Congress failed to transform the lives of the poor of India, says Modi.

# 11:35 AM: Saints, Seers and Mutts have played a strong role in the development of our nation. We are deeply inspired by them: PM Modi

# 11:35 AM: This land of Tumakuru is home to several greats. After becoming PM I had come here to Tumakuru and sought the blessings of Sri Sri Sri Sivakumar Swami Ji at the Sree Siddaganga Mutt.

# 11:26 AM: PM Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting in Tumakuru, Karnataka. #KannadigasWithModi

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who was scheduled to address rallies in Sedan and Balki on Saturday, cut short his trip. He went to visit the rain and dust storm affected people at a hospital in Agra.

The massive storm claimed 73 lives in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Opposition parties slammed Yogi for campaigning in Karnataka instead of overseeing relief operations in the state.

The UP CM was also scheduled to visit Balehonnur Math in Karnataka on Saturday.

First Published: Saturday, May 05, 2018 11:30 AM
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