Madhya Pradesh BJP's fortress, Cong daydreaming of Assembly poll win: Shah

Madhya Pradesh BJP's fortress, Cong daydreaming of Assembly poll win: Shah

Kerry Wise
May 5, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday declared that the BJP, if voted to power will link the Netravathi river with Hemavathi which will help the farmers in eight middle and south Karnataka districts of the state. I chose to resign, but Modi persuaded me against doing so.

Pre-poll surveys on the elections to the 225-member Karnataka House, that includes one nominated member, have projected a hung assembly, with the JD (S) emerging as kingmaker.

Through the video, the Congress President asks the Prime Minister if he would speak for five minutes on questions pertaining to the BJP leaders facing corruption charges, and who have been given tickets for the upcoming polls.

Without naming the newly-appointed State Congress President Kamal Nath, Shah said, "If the Congress is having a face of a corporate supporter, BJP has farmers and trodden on its side".

Interestingly the Congress party had been alleging that there is a strategic understanding and behind the curtains alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Janata Dal (Secular).

The Congress leader said even Modi acknowledged Karnataka's employment record which would improve further under the party government.

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The PM also mocked Congress leaders for claiming to be pro-farmer. He can not face me even for 15 minutes. Both the Congress and the BJP are vying for their votes. Addressing a mega rally in Karnataka, Modi sought to strike a chord with the voter by starting his speech in Kannada at Tumakuru around 50 kilometres from Bengaluru.

Though Bengaluru was admired the world over as a garden city, Modi said, the state government had turned it into a "garbage city", as it had no concern for basic amenities.

Faced with back to back drought for the last three years, most farmers in BJP's chief ministerial candidate Yeddyurappa's constituency, have shifted from paddy to jowar that can be grown in less water and in shorter duration.

"2. PM's crop insurance scheme: Farmers suffer; private insurance companies make huge profits". Now when they are out of power in Goa, they are now inciting people of Karnataka on the same issue: PM #PPPCongress. If he would know of that promise he would not be misleading the people, says Modi.

The Siddaramaiah government launched Pink Hoysala vehicles a year ago which patrol the streets of the state capital to ensure safety of women and children.