Congress leader's 'POT' tweet has BJP enraged

Battle lines drawn Congress BJP set for Karnataka face-off

PM Modi to address BJP rally in Bengaluru today

"The Central government had released Rs 247 crore for the Swachh Bharat Mission to Karnataka, out of which Rs 70 crore have still not been utilised".

The party's state unit has opened an online registration and is using the social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp to personally invite the youth, techies, educated class and prominent citizens to the venue, assuring them of seating arrangements.

"The Congress government is at the exit gate", Modi said, as he mounted an all-out attack on the Congress rule, dubbing it a "10 per cent commission government" and saying criminals were ruling the roost under it.

Addressing a massive rally at the Palace grounds in Bengaluru to mark the end of Nava Nirmana Parivarthana rally taken out by BJP strongman Yeddyurappa, Modi said, "Looking at your enthusiasm, countdown has begun for the Congress Government here". After the BJP came at the Centre, it was made a decision to allot Rs 2 lakh crore to Karnataka.

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He did mention about the fruits and vegetables under "Operation Green" which was introduced in the recent Budget.

Siddaramaiah criticised Modi for failing to speak about farmers' problems at the rally.

"Even in his electoral campaigns in 2013, the PM tried to divide the people but the people of Karnataka are educated and recognised what he wanted- how the country can be divided and how to get votes through it". When Congress was at the Center, only Rs. 73,000cr was given to Karnataka.

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the BJP rally at the Palace Grounds in Bengaluru, former PM and JD (S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda heard the Prime Minister's speech on his cell phone, sitting at Shravanabelagola in Hassan District, where the Bahubali Mastabhishekha is scheduled to commence from February 7. Last year, 2016-17, we became no. 1 as far as investments are concerned.

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In an attempt to please the people at the rally, the prime minister delivered the first few lines of his speech in Kannada.

Bengaluru: THE BJP on Monday accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of insulting the office of the Prime Minister by not receiving him at HAL Airport on Sunday afternoon. The administration was dominated by sand mafia, transfer mafia and builder mafia, he said and added that scams and mafia have a free run here. Modi went on claim that BJP was at the forefront of protest against the flyover and ensured the cancellation of the project.

After taking membership in the presence of Union HRD Minister and BJP's election incharge for Karnataka Prakash Javadekar and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, the new joinees met party chief Amit Shah, who welcomed them in the party. He said, "I don't support people who indulge in personal attacks".

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