Modi to launch BJP’s poll campaign in Karnataka on 10 Feb

Bengaluru: The BJP Karnataka unit informed on Thursday the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has planned to launch the party’s Lok Sabha poll campaign in the State on 10 February from Hubballi. 

Speaking to reporters, the State unit chief B S Yeddyurappa said Modi has also scheduled to address two more election rallies in February, and that BJP president Amit Shah will be in the State on 14 and 21 February. Yeddyurappa held a meeting with Lok Sabah poll in-charges of constituencies and party office-bearers and unveiled the details of campaign programmes from the booth level to constituency level that would include bike rallies. He said the BJP will take Modi governments’ achievements to every household.

He told reporters that the BJP has set a target of winning more than 22 seats out of the total 28 in in the upcoming polls. Later, the BJP in a statement said Modi will visit the state on February 10, 19 and 27, and

R Ashoka, former Deputy Chief Minister, has been made the in-charge of the Prime Ministers rallies, who will visiting the state on 10, 19 and 27 February.

In order to strengthen the party the leaders would travel across the state from Thursday, said Yeddyurappa. Yeddyurappa also listed Modi’s developmental works in the last four-and-half years, and said the entire world was praising him this has created panic among opposition parties.

He also slammed the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka. The two parties had been fighting against each other in last seven moths and people of the state want to get rid of them.

He alleged that developmental works had come to a standstill and accused the coalition government of failure in drought relief measures in Karnataka.

He noted the recent comments by JD(S) chief Deve Gowdaagainst on Congress Legislature Party chief Siddarmaiah, Kumaraswamy’s remarks about stepping down as the Chief Minister and over 20 Congress legislators at the CLP meeting seeking withdrawal of support to Chief Minister. He claimed because of this,the people want to get rid of the ruling government.

Yeddyurappa predicted the fall of the coalition government and said the BJP was not responsible for it.

In the 2014 polls, the BJP had won 17 Lok Sabha seats and emerged as the single largest party with 104 MLAs in the assembly elections last year, but fell short of a majority following which the JDS and Congress came together to form an alliance.

NT Bureau