Modi asks farmers to vote BJP to power

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Hubli, Mar 17 (UNI) Gujarat Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Narendra Modi today called upon farmers of the Karnataka to vote his party to power in the coming Assembly elections.

Addressing a massive farmers' rally here, he said the farming community in Gujarat was happy with the BJP rule and had voted the party back to power.

''My government is providing 24 hours uninterrupted electricity to the villages under Jyoti Gram Yojana. The government has brought solace to villagers, students and industrialists, who suffered due to irregular power supply,'' he said.

Listing out his government's achievements, he said ''what I did in 1000 days in Gujarat, the Congress could not do in 50 years.'' Mr Modi said the erstwhile Congress government had developed 12,000 water bodies in the State, in comparison to his government's three lakh water bodies.

''The people of Karnataka should not encourage betrayal politics.

They should not forgive those who had betrayed the people's mandate,'' he said, taking a dig at the Janata Dal (Secular).

Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who also spoke on the occasion, reiterated his party's promise to provide free power to pumpsets if it was voted to power.

State BJP chief D V Sadananda Gowda, former Ministers Jagadish Shettar and K S Eshwarappa also addressed the rally.

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