Ankola: Launching an attack on Congress party’s promise to ban Bajrang Dal in its election manifesto and AICC President Mallikarjun Kharge’s snake jibe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked people of Karnataka to chant ‘Jai Bajrang Bali’ before fiercely voting against his abusers.
“What is the other way of (the Congress) asking for votes? Abuse Modi. Whoever wants to, they are abusing me. Does anyone in Karnataka accept the abuse culture? Does someone like to abuse someone? Does anyone like it, if someone abuses even a small person? Does Karnataka ever forgive those who abuse? Does it ever?,” he asked.
“(So), what will you do this time? Will you punish the abusers? Will you punish equally fiercely? (So), when you press the button in the polling booth, then punish by chanting Jai Bajrang Bali. Will you do it?” Modi asked the gathering in poll-bound Karnataka.
Modi said the reason for Congress to frequently abuse him was because he crushed the corrupt system nurtured by the Congress for years.
“You know why Congress so desperately, so frequently and so highly abusing me? Because I am the one who has crushed the corrupt system nurtured by the Congress for years and years,” he said.
Modi said the money allocated in the name of fake beneficiaries under various government schemes was going into the pockets of corrupt leaders sitting from top to bottom of corruption in the Congress.
“They (Congress) gave ration to 4 crore 20 lakh fake names. Gave gas subsidy to 4 crore fake names, sent money to 1 crore fake names in the name of women welfare. Scholarships were being sent to 30 lakh fake students. Congress had put about 10 crore fake names in government papers in every nook and corner of the country.
Where would the money they get go? This money was going into the pockets of corrupt leaders sitting from top to bottom of Congress,” he alleged.
Modi said making false allegations and guarantees has been the only support left for the Congress as it has lost public’s trust due to its decades of misrule. “Even today Congress is ready to eat 85 per cent commission in every scheme of Karnataka,” he said.
He said the initial time of the reign of the double-engine government of the BJP went into filling the gaps and repairing the deterioration and damage caused by the Congress and JDS.
After that, the BJP fast-paced the development in the state, and it has resolved to make it No.1 in the country, he said.
Modi said FDI around Rs 30,000 crore used to come to Karnataka during the Congress-JDS government, but in three years BJP got it increased three times to Rs 90,000 crore annually. “This happened because the first priority of the BJP government is the development of Karnataka,” he said.