Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday appealed to the people of Karnataka to exercise their franchise on May 10 to make Karnataka the No.1 state.
“I pray to bless Karnataka with success and prosperity. I sincerely appeal that you exercise your franchise on the 10th of May to make Karnataka the Number 1 state. My appeal is for the bright future of Karnataka. It is for the bright future of your family, especially the younger generations,” he said in an open letter.
“Dream of every citizen of Karnataka is my dream. Your resolve is my resolve. When we come together and set our minds to a goal, no force in the world can stop us. I seek your blessings in the mission of making Karnataka the Number 1 state in the country. I pray to bless Karnataka with success and prosperity,” he added.
The BJP government will continue to work to create next-gen urban infrastructure across Karnataka, modernize transport, raise the quality of life in rural and urban areas, and create new opportunities for women and youth, PM Modi said.
“In our Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal, we Indians have aimed to make our beloved country a developed nation. Karnataka is keen to lead the movement to realise this vision. India is the world’s fifth-largest economy. Our next aim is to reach the top three. This is possible only when Karnataka rapidly grows to become a $1 trillion economy,” he said.
Modi said the double-engine government’s decisive, focused and futuristic policies are imparting momentum to the growth of Karnataka’s economy.
Despite Covid-19 pandemic, Karnataka has received over Rs 90,000 crore annually as foreign investment under the BJP government, but under the previous government it was just around Rs 30,000 crore, Modi said.
“This shows the BJP’s commitment to Karnataka’s progress and to a bright future for the youth,” he said.
The government also wants to make Karnataka No.1 in Investment, Industry, Innovation, Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship and is working to empower the farmers with a Beej Se Bazar Tak vision, Modi said.
Through new irrigation projects, expansion of storage facilities, increasing ethanol blending, usage of nano urea and modern technology such as drones, BJP is committed to making Karnataka the No.1 in agriculture, he said.
The decisions taken by the Double-Engine government to boost connectivity, Ease of Living and Ease of Doing Business have built a strong foundation for Karnataka to become India’s No.1 state, Modi said.
The cultural heritage of Karnataka has always inspired the nation as well as him personally, he said adding, “Jagajyothi Basaveshwara, Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, Shri Kanakadasa, Onake Obavva – this land has given us many such greats. Guided by their legacy, the BJP is working to build a modern Karnataka that would make them proud.”