Drama Unfolds: PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi will hold separate rallies in Karnataka today

New Delhi, May 3: Its an all out prestige battle for Prime Minister Narendra Mdi. He will hold total of 21 rallies in Karnataka as the election pitch reaces its zenith. All eyes are on Karnataka today as both PM Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi will be holding separately multiple rallies in the election-bound state today.Of the total 21 rallies in Karnataka, 3 were held on May 1. He will address 3 more today in Kalaburagi, Ballari and Bengaluru.The prime minister said the Congress party, with such “arrogant” leaders, is a “big threat” to democracy.He urged the electorate to ensure that Mahatma Gandhi’s dream was fulfilled, reminding them of the Father of the Nation’s insistence on disbanding the Congress after Independence.Noting that there would be differences in politics, he said, “There is something called decorum in public life. Every person may have his own ego, but in social life there are certain values.”Speaking about the respect he has for the former prime”minister, Modi referred to Deve Gowda as “the son of this land, and a farmer’s son”.“Whenever he comes to meet me in Delhi, I make it a point to receive him at the entrance of my home...open the door of the car for him. I also see him off up to his car,” he said. “Modi said he does that in spite of the fact that their ideologies are different and Deve Gowda’s party votes against his government in Parliament.News24Bureau with Agencies