Bengaluru, February 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday took a dig at the Congress Government in Karnataka, while addressing the 'Nava Nirman Parivartan Yatra' in Bengaluru. He lashed out at the Congress, accusing that the Siddaramaiah government is opposing development when the whole nation is trying to progress further.
The PM remarked that Central Government was devoted to enhance lives of people and hence was strengthening the infrastructure sector in the State. He said, “Our focus is on creating Next Generation Infrastructure… In Bengaluru, the work will start on 160 kilometres of sub-urban railway network at a cost of about 17 thousand crores. This will benefit nearly 15 lakh commuters in the city.”
Stating that ‘Reform, Perform and Transform’ was the Government’s mantra, he highlighted measures undertaken to positively impact lives of the common man. He said that at a time when the entire country was talking about ‘Ease of Doing Business’ and enhancing ‘Ease of Living’, a few people in Karnataka were busy discussing ‘Ease of Doing Murder’. He shed light on how BJP karyakartas and workers were being attacked.
The PM alleged the Congress party in the state to be corrupt, involved in acts of nepotism and divisive politics. “The Government of Karnataka is establishing new records in doing corruption. The Congress government in Karnataka is identified as 10 per cent. No work is possible without offering 10 per cent commission!”
He added that the Centre was committed to develop Karnataka and hence allocating funds but due to the insensitivity, negligence and lack of concern of the state government, the funds were not being utilised judiciously. In this context he spoke about the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana (Urban) and the Swachh Bharat Mission.
Modi also launched scathing attack at the Congress for not letting the anti-triple talaq bill to be passed in the Parliament. “Our Government introduced the bill to protect the rights of Muslim sisters and daughters. But unfortunately, by not letting the Parliament pass the bill, the Congress even made it a part of their vote bank politics”, he added.
He urged people of Karnataka to elect a stable and development oriented BJP government in the upcoming elections. Several Union Ministers, former Karnataka CM B. S. Yeddyurappa and party karyakartas were present during the event.