Modi to hold two road shows, 6 public meetings this weekend
Delhi, 30 April (CNI) :Beginning his two-day visit to poll-bound Karnataka, PM Narendra Modi Saturday trained guns on the Congress over Mallikarjun Kharge’s ‘poisonous snake’ barb at him, and said that party and its leaders have hurled at him different types of abuses 91 times but “I am not going to be afraid of such actions and will continue to serve people as long as I am” he said.
As per the monitoring desk of Current News of India (CNI), On Saturday, Addressing three rallies in Bidar, Vijayapura and Belgavi districts, PM Modi pitched for a majority for the BJP and said that the “double-engine government will make Karnataka No. 1 in India”. Later in the evening, the prime minister held a massive roadshow in Bengaluru.
Addressing a public rally in Bidar district, PM Narendra Modi said, “someone has made a list of such abuses against me and it has been sent to me. Till now Congress people have abused me 91 times with different types.”
“Had Congress people put efforts in good governance and boosting the morale of its workers, instead of wasting time on this dictionary of abuses, Congress would not have been in such a pathetic plight,” he said.
Apart from PM Modi, several political heavyweights from across parties were campaigning in Karnataka on Saturday. At a public rally in Dharward, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said Narendra Modi is the only Prime Minister she has ever seen who narrates his agony before people instead of listening to their woes. Speaking in Udipi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the people of Karnataka should choose a BJP government instead of a ‘reverse gear’ government of the Congress.
On his first campaign visit after the BJP declared candidates for the Karnataka Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday focused his speeches on the “poisonous snake” reference to him by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, saying he considered it an “honour” to be insulted by the Congress since it has in the past similarly “abused” people like B R Ambekdar and V D Savarkar.
“In this election, the Congress has again started abusing me. Someone has made a list and given it to me. The Congress has abused me 91 times till now in different ways,” Modi said, adding that had the party put the time it had “wasted on the dictionary of abuses” on governance and its workers, “it would not be in a position it is”.
“The Congress should open its ears and listen: whenever it has used abuse, the people have given such a strong response that it has not been able to rise again. In Karnataka as well, the response to this abuse and insult to their dignity will be delivered via votes,” the PM said.
Modi added that he was not affected by such abuse. “I will work even harder when they abuse me. All the abuses will be reduced to dust with your blessings. The Congress should note that the more dirt it stirs, the more the Lotus will bloom in the state.”
“On April 30, PM Modi will address public meetings organized in Kolar, Channapatna and Mysore districts. After this, on May 2, PM Narendra Modi will campaign in Chitradurga, Vijayanagar, Sindhanur and Kalaburagi. On May 3, he will campaign for BJP candidates in Moodbidire, Karwar and Kittur,” sources said.
Meanwhile, the poll-bound state is seeing several campaigns, rallies and roadshows held by prominent ministers including defence minister Rajnath Singh and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
PM Modi also held a roadshow in Bengaluru today. Karnataka is set to vote on May 10 and counting is scheduled for May 13.(CNI)