Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed through virtual mode tens of lakhs of BJP workers exhorting them to strengthen booth-level campaigning for the coming Karnataka Assembly elections, to win with majority, and made a strong pitch for ending “revdi culture” (culture of distributing freebies).
PM Modi also hit out at the Congress on the issue, saying when the party’s warranty itself has expired, its guarantees have no meaning.
For Karnataka polls, Congress has announced ‘guarantees’ that include 200 units of free power to all households, 10 kg of rice free to every member of BPL household (Anna Bhagya), ₹ 2,000 monthly assistance to woman head of every family (Gruha Lakshmi), and ₹ 3,000 every month for graduate youth and ₹ 1,500 for diploma holders (both in the age group of 18-25) for two years, on coming to power.
The Prime Minister said states are getting immersed in debt because of freebies, and emphasized that the country and the governments cannot be run like this.
“In our country some political parties have made politics the means of power and corruption, to achieve this, they are using all means like ‘saam, dham, dhand, bedh’. These political parties don’t think about the future of the country, future generation of Karnataka, its youth, women,” PM Modi said.
The PM’s address to BJP workers was part of the party’s effort to boost its campaign for May 10 Assembly polls. The State BJP is looking at the PM to bolster its election campaign. The State BJP is looking to PM Modi to bolster its campaign.
Congress’s files police complaint over Amit Shah’s speech
Bengaluru: Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala, Dr Parmeshwar and Chief of Karnataka Congress DK Shivakumar filed a police complaint against Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other BJP leaders, according to the complaint copy.
In the complaint filed at Bengaluru’s High Grounds police station, Amit Shah was alleged of making provocative statements, promoting enmity and hatred and maligning opposition during his recent rallies in the poll-bound Karnataka.
“The Union Home Minister has said that if Congress comes to power then there will be communal riots. How can he say this? We have filed a complaint with the Election Commission of India on this,” said DK Shivakumar after filing the complaint.
The complaint mentions the name of Amit Shah, concerned BJP leaders and the organizers of the rally at Vijaypura and other locations in Karnataka on 25th April.