Narendra Modi in Karnataka LIVE: PM Narendra Modi, who is on a visit to poll bound state of Karnataka, is scheduled address rallies in Tumakuru, Gadag, Shivamogga and Mangaluru constituencies on Saturday. PM Modi is expected to be accompanied by top party leaders. Modi’s Saturday visit comes a day after BJP announced its manifesto for the state. “Today once again I have the opportunity of connecting with my sisters and brothers of Karnataka. Would be addressing four rallies across the state,” PM Modi tweeted on Saturday morning. Apart from the prime minister, BJP President Amit Shah will also address public meetings at number of places in Mysuru. After today’s rallies, the prime minister is scheduled to stay back in Mangaluru and will take up campaigning again tomorrow in Chitradurga, Raichur, Jamkhandi and Hubballi.
Here are all the live updates from PM Narendra Modi’s rallies:
3.30 pm: Modi makes big claims: Congress has a secret tender system to give tickets to its candidates and to even select Chief Minister on the basis of their ‘bids’, says PM
3.28 pm: In Gadag, PM Narendra Modi says coconut export has increased by more than 60% after our govt came into power at the centre.
3.25 pm: PM Narendra Modi in Gadag targets Congress for Corruption: Shameful that Congress leaders are using abusive language for BS Yeddyurappa Ji. This is not acceptable at all. Yeddyurappa Ji is a respectable leader.
3.20 pm: PM Narendra Modi in Gadag targets Congress for Corruption: Spreading lies has become a business for the Congress. Wherever they go, they spread lies among among people
3.00 pm: PM Narendra Modi in Gadag: After 15 May when they lose Karnataka election, Indian National Congress will be reduced to PPP – Punjab, Puducherry and Parivaar
2.43 pm: Narendra Modi in Gadag: It is the people of Karnataka who are going to make the Congress into a regional Party called PPP Congress
2.38 pm: Narendra Modi in Gadag: Congress is misleading people in the name of Mahadayi. What the Congress is doing is showing its true character and people should know about it
2.35 pm: Narendra Modi in Gadag: It is the people of Karnataka who are going to make the Congress into a regional Party called PPP Congress (Punjab, Puducherry and Parivar Congress)
2.28 pm: Narendra Modi in Gadag: Congress is misleading people in the name of Mahadayi. What the Congress is doing is showing its true character and people should know about it
2.20 pm: Narendra Modi in Gadag: I wish the Karnataka CM would have asked Sonia Gandhi Ji about her 2007 promise on Mahadayi. If he would know of that promise he would not be misleading the people.
2.15 pm: Congress is worried about losing Karnataka and there is a reason behind this. Leaders and ministers here have made a huge tank. This tank stores money and a pipeline takes money straight to Delhi : PM Modi
12.11 pm: PM Modi claims tacit pact between JDS and Congress: Who can deny that there is a collision between JD(S) and Cong when they are fighting in Tumukura but are in alliance in Bangalore Municipal Corporation. They should stop making fool out of people of Tumukura and Karnataka.
12.08 pm: Congress was never interested in providing water to the farmers. They were busy filling their safes with illegal money: PM
12.06 pm: Which Congress goverment, either in Delhi or here in Karnataka ever thought about solving the water problem in Tumakuru? Sadly, they do not bother about the farmers: PM
12.04 pm: Modi slams Congress over Corruption, development: Resources have been allocated for Tumakuru’s development under Smart Cities project. These resources are aimed at transforming Tumakuru but Congress government prefers to loot money rather than work for people’s welfare.
11.59 pm: PM Narendra Modi highlits his Government’s works for the farmers: Centre has worked on irrigation projects on which no work had happened for 30 years. Some of these key projects are also in Karnataka.
11.55 pm: PM Narendra Modi says Congress is trying to offer false rhetoric and empty promises to the famers.
11.50 pm: PM Narendra Modi says Congress’ neglect of the agriculture sector is very well known. I wish they were serious about the welfare of the farmers
11.48 pm: PM Narendra Modi says that there is a tacit agreement between JDS and Congress.
11.46 pm: PM Narendra Modi says Congress fooled poor: From the time of Indira Gandhi, congress party has only fooled poor people of the society to win elections
11.45 pm: PM Narendra Modi says Congress is trying to offer false rhetoric and empty promises to the famers. The Congress’ neglect of the agriculture sector is very well known. “I wish they were serious about the welfare of the farmers,” he adds
11.44 pm: PM Narendra Modi targets Congress for failing to curb poverty: For years, the Congress keeps saying – Gareeb, Gareeb, Gareeb. Congress failed to transform the lives of the poor of India
11.41 pm: PM says Tumakuru is a birth place of great scientist Dr. Raja Ramanna whose contribution in Pokhran nuclear test made India pride.
11.38 pm: Saints, Seers and Mutts have played a strong role in the development of our nation. We are deeply inspired by them, says PM Modi
11.35 pm: PM Narendra Modi says Tumakuru is home to several greats. After becoming PM I had sought the blessings of Sri Sri Sri Sivakumar Swami Ji at the Sree Siddaganga Mutt, he adds.
11.32 am: I had visited Siddhaganga Mutt here after becoming the prime minister: Modi
11:32 AM: PM says he is witnessing twice the enthusiasm in Karnataka than the Lok Sabha election.
11:30 AM: PM Modi has started addressing the rally in Tumakuru. He starts the speech by saying that it is a privilege to visit Tumakuru again after the 2014 Lok Sabha election.
10.40 pm: Today once again I have the opportunity of connecting with my sisters and brothers of Karnataka. Would be addressing four rallies across the state.