Narendra Modi in Mysuru updates: PM campaigns in Siddaramiah’s home district ahead of Karnataka election 2018

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Mysuru | Updated: February 19, 2018 5:19:35 PM

Karnataka election 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an election rally today in Mysuru district which is considered to be a Congress bastion. The saffron party has so far failed in winning from this home district of state chief min

narendra modiNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the inauguration of the new BJP headquarters at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI Photo

Karnataka election 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public meeting Mysuru district which is considered to be a Congress bastion. The saffron party has so far failed in winning from this home district of state chief minister Siddaramaiah. The prime minister also flagged off the Palace Queen Humsafar Express between Mysuru and Udaipur and inaugurate the electrification of Mysuru-Bengaluru railway line. He also visited Mahamastakabhisheka of Lord Gomateshwara in Shravanabelagola of district Hassan.

Check LIVE Updates of Narendra Modi’s Mysuru speech:

5.08 pm: “For over fifty years, it was only one party that ruled the country. What is the reason that about 4 crore homes still lack power supply? Why have they not ensured their well-being for all these years, ” says PM.

“We removed the interview processes for Class III and IV jobs. This eliminated corruption and enhanced ‘Ease of Living,” he adds.

5.01 pm: “In 2022, India will enter 75 years of its independence. We should work towards making an India which is just like what our freedom fighters had dreamt of,” says Modi.

4.58 pm: “Welfare of people has never been a priority for Congress government in Karnataka,” says PM.

4.50 pm: “Karnataka does not require ‘Commission’ government but a ‘Mission’ government led by the BJP which will ensure all-round progress of the state. Congress has ruined the state and people will teach them a lesson in these elections,” says PM

4.46 pm: The present government of Karnataka will continue to destroy the state as long as it stays in power, says PM.

4.44 pm: “Mysuru is like a tourist destination. Today, it’s not just the train between Mysuru and Udaipur but a backbone of tourism. Tourism requires least capital investment and provides the most employment,” says PM.

4.37 pm: Modi says, “I am fortunate to have the opportunity to inaugurate several programmes for the people of Karnataka. To fulfill the needs of the poorest of the poor, we need to strengthen our railway network. We are working towards this since last four years.”

4.33 pm: PM Modi addresses a public meeting at Maharaja College Ground in Mysuru.

Watch Narendra Modi’s speech in Mysuru

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2.26 pm: Earlier, in the day, PM inaugurated the World Congress on IT in Hyderabad. “In the 21st century, technology is becoming an enabler for this concept. It helps us create a seamless, integrated world. A world where geographical distance no longer remains a barrier in collaborating for a better future,” PM said. He added: “Digital India is a journey bringing about digital inclusion for digital empowerment aided by the digital infrastructure for digital delivery of services.”

2.48 pm: Modi speaks at the Bahubali Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsava. “The strength of our society is that we have always changed with the times and adapted well to new contexts,” says PM.

2.17 pm: PM Narendra Modi is at Shravanabelagola for the Bahubali Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsava.

1.10 pm: A week back, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had campaigned in six districts of Hyderabad-Karnataka region.

READ | When PM Narendra Modi failed to find a room in this iconic hotel of Mysuru

1.oo pm: Elections to Karnataka assembly will likely take place in April.

12.50 pm:  The BJP election campaign in the state is being lef by the party’s central leadership. The saffron party is hoping to come back to power in the state after getting reduced to just 40 seats in last assembly polls in 2013.

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