Karnataka Assembly elections 2018: Narendra Modi gives clarion call; top 5 power points by PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi got into poll modeat top speed and talked tough today ahead of the poll campaign. PM accused CM Siddaramaiah led Congress government in Karnataka of stalling its progress and said that development was the only agenda of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Karnataka Assembly elections 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi got into poll mode at top speed and talked tough today ahead of the poll campaign. PM accused CM Siddaramaiah led Congress government in Karnataka of stalling its progress and said that development was the only agenda of the Bharatiya Janata Party. PM was speaking to BJP leaders, office bearers and party workers via video conferencing. Here are top things PM Modi said ahead of the campaign for Karnataka assembly elections:
1. "BJP has a three-pronged agenda for Karnataka - development, fast-paced development, all-round development,"
2. "Our agenda is vikas (development), vikas, vikas," PM added.
3. PM Modi blasted the Congress for playing caste politics during Karnataka elections, but refrained from naming the Lingayats. "When elections come, they offer lollipops to a caste group so they get busy with it. But the BJP's priority is politics of development," PM said. This was in response to Siddaramaiah government recommending religious minority status for the Lingayat and its sub-group Veershaiva Lingayat community. The move is seen as an attempt to divide the Lingayats, the bedrock of the BJP's voter base in the state.
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4. Siddaramaiah led Congress government in Karnataka was responsible for tardy progress of the state, PM accused.
5. Voters should to elect a BJP government with absolute majority to give a fillip to development, PM concluded.
Notably, pre-poll surveys are projecting a hung Karnataka Assembly after the election.