New Delhi, May 1: These are expected to be a forcful and powerful set of rallies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Karnataka where the BJP wuld be pulling all stops.PM Modi is addressing an election rally in Mysuru in poll-bound Karnataka. Sounding BJP's poll bugle, Modi said there is not a BJP wave in Karnataka but it is a storm.Modi siad that BS Yeddyurappa is the hope of the people of Karnataka and he will become the next chief minister of the state.Yeddyurappa was equally forceful in his speech at public rally in Mysuru, "Some people say that BJP will ally with JDS, I want to clarify that we will form the government on our own. Congress will not win more than 50 seats, there is a wave of BJP in the state, we will win more than 150 seats, JDS will not win more than 25 seats."PM Modi said in Chamarajanagar, "I want to dedicate the historical achievement of the country on 28 April, when all villages in India were electrified, to the workers and labourers of the country on this Labour day," adding, "It is the NDA government that is working to transform the lives of farmers. The farmers of Karnataka are benefitting from the various initiatives of the central government.In Karnataka there is no law, there is no order. The Lokayukta is not safe, how can the common people be safe. If CM has a 2+1 formula then Ministers have 1+1 formula. Relatives of Ministers are fighting polls. This is hurting the workers of the Congress.
Mocking Rahul's challenge of a '15 minute debate', Modi said, "I challenge you (Rahul) to speak for 15 minutes on the achievements of your government in Karnataka without reading from any piece of paper. You can speak in Hindi, English or your mother tongue."Modi also questioned the previous Congress government for thei promise of complet electrification of all Indian villages."Before questioning us, Rahul Gandhi should know that in 2005 Manmohan Singh had said that all villages will be electrified by 2009, and the same thing was said by Sonia Gandhi and you (Rahul ) mock the labourers and workers who made this (electrification) possible," Modi said."In 2005, during the time of Sonia Gandhi's government, Dr. Manmohan Singh had said he will provide electricity to every village by 2009. What happened to that? In any case, we saw how Congress treated Dr. Manmohan Singh. They tore off ordinances and disrespected him," he added.The PM further said, "The Congress is led by leaders who have no respect for India's history. I was shocked that they even went to the level of disrespecting Vande Mataram."News24Bureau