Bengaluru, February 28: “If you want to change the fortunes of Bharat, then farmers’ fortunes must change,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing hardworking farmers of Karnataka on Wednesday during a rally in Davanagere. Meanwhile, PM Modi also extended birthday greetings to B S Yeddurappa and urged people to form a BJP Government under his leadership in the upcoming elections.
While addressing a huge public meeting, PM Narendra Modi lambasted Congress government for its misgovernance and said that they would be defeated in the upcoming state elections. “Every section of society is unhappy with the Congress government in Karnataka”, he said.
“Election after election what are the people doing? They are removing Congress. When Congress goes, the harmful Congress culture also goes”, he questioned.
Further, the PM Modi said that by focusing on farmers and rural India, the NDA government was taking several steps for the transformation of the agriculture sector. Pointing at various farm and agriculture initiatives, PM Narendra Modi said that it was the NDA government’s dream to double farmers’ income by 2022.
He stated, “The crop insurance scheme brought by the NDA government is a comprehensive one.” He highlighted how ‘Operation Greens’ announced in this year’s budget would have a positive impact on agriculture sector and how value addition to crops would bring more prosperity to farmers.
Lashing out at the Congress he PM questioned their misrule for 48 years and urged people to compare it to the 48 months of the NDA. “One family ruled India for 48 years. One tea seller has served for almost 48 months. They grew up in riches so they never cared for the poor. I have seen poverty, which is why I am devoting all my time for the welfare of the poor and the farmers”, he said.
Further PM Modi took a jibe at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and remarked that more than Siddaramaiah, it was ‘Seedha Rupaiya’ that drove the functioning of current Karnataka government. “More than Siddaramaiah, it is 'Seedha Rupaiyya' that drives the working of the Government in Karnataka. Everything seems to be happening at a price here in Karnataka. The state needs freedom from such corruption”, said PM Modi.
PM Modi alleged that Congress’ was a 10% government in Karnataka and no work could be done without commission and bribery. Moreover, he questioned the state government for not being able to utilize the funds which the Centre had allocated for welfare of people. He said, “Congress government in Karnataka is insensitive towards healthcare facilities for people in the state. Centre sends funds, but why does it not spend on improving health infrastructure of the state.”