Udupi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that his government is working to transform the lives of farmers in Karnataka.
Addressing a rally at Udupi, the Prime Minister said, "It is the NDA Government that is working to transform the lives of farmers. The farmers of Karnataka are benefitting from the various initiatives of the Central Government."
The Prime Minister further assured the people of Karnataka that the BJP will leave no stone unturned to fulfill their aspirations. He also ensured all round development of the state.
Addressing the second rally on Tuesday after Chamarajanagara rally this morning, the Prime Minister said, "People of Karnataka have decided to punish the Congress in the assembly elections."
Hitting out at Congress government in Karnataka, PM Modi said, "The government is talking about enhancing 'Ease of Doing Business' in the country, but Congress believes in 'Ease of Doing Murder'. This is the culture they have developed."
The Prime Minister further said that violence cannot exist in a democracy. He said, "It is shameful how BJP Karyakartas (workers) were murdered in Karnataka.”
Talking about the recent attack on Karnataka Lokayukta, the Prime Minister said, "Congress promotes intolerance and violence. There can be nothing worse than attack on Lokayukta. Congress leaders' and Congress president's disrespect towards Shri Deve Gowda ji is not acceptable. If such is their mindset, how can they think good for people of Karnataka? The Congress must answer on increasing crimes."
"There might be political differences between parties but civility and respect should be maintained. Whenever former Prime Minister Deve Gowda ji visits me in Delhi I always welcome him with respect and always give him time. The way Congress president Rahul Gandhi talked about him recently is shameful," PM Modi added.
The Prime Minister further accused the Karnataka Congress government of sheltering the sand mafias. He said, "Congress government in Karnataka sheds the sand mafias. Those who loot cannot be accepted to remain in power. They must go."
Prime Minister Modi also said that he has received a lot of love from the people of Udupi and there is no language barrier between him and the people of the region.
"Your love is such that language cannot act as a barrier between us," he said.
PM Modi also thanked the people for waiting for his rally in scorching heat and added that he will repay the people's love with development.
"The way people of Udupi have had ushered their affection towards Jan Sangh and the BJP for so many years is heartening," the Prime Minister said.
PM Modi further said that his government has opened bank accounts for the poor. "Over 31 crores accounts have been opened under Jan Dhan Yojana," he added.
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the venue of Udupi rally, he was welcomed with chants of 'Namma Modi'.
The Prime Minister started his Udupi rally by greeting the gathering in the regional language. He also said that he shares a special relationship with the region.
Polling for the 224-member Karnataka Assembly will be held on May 12, and results will be declared on the May 15.