Modi dares Rahul Gandhi to speak 15 minutes on Siddaramaiah govt’s achievements (VIDEO)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi kick-started BJP’s Karnataka campaign with his first election rally in Chamraj Nagar. Launching an all-out attack, PM Modi dared the Congress president to speak about the Siddaramaiah government’s achievements in Karnataka for 15 minutes, without referring to a written speech.
He will address 2 more poll rallies in poll-bound state today.
# Manmohan Singh Promised to electrify all villages by 2009. Sonia Gandhi, going a step further, had said that all households will be electrified by 2009. Instead of questioning our achievement, will he, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi answer why this promise was not fulfilled? : PM Modi
# Why are the people of Chamarajanagar not getting access to proper drinking water, jobs and why is the tourism potential here not being harnessed. What is the state government doing? : PM Modi
Sonia Gandhi, as UPA chairperson, had said in 2005 that all households will be electrified by 2009 under ‘Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana’. Will she and her son Rahul Gandhi answer why this was not achieved? PM Modi #NammaModi pic.twitter.com/7BRaOfGWJ5
— BJP (@BJP4India) May 1, 2018
# I challenge you (Rahul Gandhi) to speak for 15 minutes on the achievements of your government in Karnataka without reading from any piece of paper. You can speak in Hindi, English or your mother tongue (Italian) : PM Modi
# We are Kaamdaars. What is our level that we can sit with people like the Congress President, who look down on us: PM Modi
# Congress President has challenged me, if he speaks for 15 minutes in Parliament Modi will not be able to sit. He is correct, there is no way ordinary people like me, who do not even dress well, can sit with such high and mighty people like the Congress President: PM Modi
# Those who keep abusing us day and night do not tell why there are still 4 crore households without electricity. We have vowed to electrify these 4 crore households through ‘Saubhagya Yojana’ : PM Modi
# In 2005, during the time of Smt. Sonia Gandhi’s government, Dr. Manmohan Singh had said he will provide electricity to every village by 2009. What happened to that? In any case, we saw how the Congress treated Dr. Manmohan Singh. They tore off ordinances and disrespected him : PM
# The Congress President is ‘Namdaar’ so how does he know about the efforts of ‘Kaamdaars’: PM Modi
# Perhaps due to over excitement, the newly elected Congress President forgets decency. He did not even bother to congratulate the hardworking ‘Mazdoors’ due to whom India’s villages are getting electricity: PM Modi
# I want to dedicate the historical achievement of the country on 28 April, when all villages in India were electrified, to the workers and labourers of the country on this Labour day: PM Modi
# Today is Labour day and I want to dedicate this day to our hard working and diligent labours: PM Modi
# Before I came here, I was told there is a ‘wave’ for the @BJP4Karnataka. Now that I am here, I can tell you – it is much more than that. There is not a BJP wave in Karnataka but it is a BJP storm: PM Modi
# Yeddyurappa is the hope of the people of Karnataka and he is going to be the future Chief Minister of the state: PM Modi
After addressing the election rally there, he will proceed to Udupi in coastal Karnataka. Late in the evening, the Prime Minister will address the 3rd rally in Chikkodi in Belgaum district.
Mr Modi is also scheduled to address 12 more rallies in Karnataka till the May 8th.
According to a leading daily, a tentative schedule for PM Modi’s campaign in Karnataka has been drawn up by the PMO.
Modi’s poll rally schedule worked out
On 5 May, Modi is scheduled to visit Tumkur, Shivamogga, and Hubbali. He is expected to be in Raichur, Chitradurga, and Kolar on 7 May, according to the tentative schedule.
On 8 May, two days before campaigning comes to an end in the state, the prime minister may address public rallies in Vijayapura, Mangaluru, and Bengaluru, the report quoted party leaders as saying.
BJP National President Amit Shah is also in Karnataka and will be taking part in the election campaign in different parts of the state.
Polling for the 224-member Assembly will be held on 12th May, and results will be”declared on the 15th of this month.
Siddaramaiah’s posers to PM Modi ahead of rally
On the eve of Modi’s visit, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah posed questions to Modi on Twitter while welcoming him to the state.
“Dear @narendramodi, Heard you are visiting Namma” Karnataka tomorrow. We welcome you to our state. While you are” here, we Kannadigas would like you to address the following” concerns. Please #AnswerMaadiModi,” Siddaramaiah tweeted.
In a series of tweets, assailed the prime minister over BJP giving tickets to “tainted” mining baron G Janardhan Reddy’s brothers and associates as also declaring Yeddyurappa its chief ministerial candidate.
“Would G Janardhan Reddy be joining your rallies here?”You have given his family & friends 8 tickets, hoping it will”help BJP in 10-15 seats. And then, you lecture us on” corruption. Please end this hypocrisy. Kannadigas aren’t” wearing Kamala (lotus, the BJP’s election symbol) on their ears,” Siddaramaiah wrote.
“You first make scam tainted @BSYBJP your party’s CM” face in Karnataka. Then media reports that you don’t want to” be seen sharing the stage with him at rallies! Karnataka wants”to know if Yeddyurappa is still your CM candidate?” he wrote in another tweet.