70 per cent of people want Modi to be PM for another term: Yediyurappa
Bengaluru, June 01: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday claimed 70 per cent of the people of the country want Narendra Modi to not only complete the current term, but also want him as the Prime Minister for the next term.
He also called Modi "iron leader" for abrogation of Article 370 that terminated special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Yediyurappa said: "70 per cent of the people of this nation want Narendra Modiji not only to complete this term, but also want him as the Prime Minister for the next term, so that he can find solution to the problems faced by this country. This is the aspiration of the young India."
He said Modi has successfully completed one year of the second term and the country is surging ahead in the path of progress under his "exceptional and far-sighted leadership."
"The Prime Minister is leading the country forward towards development with his Sab Ka Saath, Sab Ka Vikas, Sab Ka Vishwas principle and inclusive schemes," he said, adding that Modi is spearheading the cause of building a "strong and self-reliant Bharath."
Speaking to reporters in the backdrop of the one year of the Modi government's second term in office, the chief minister said Modi is recognised as an exceptional leader not only in India, but also at the global level, through his mantra - Vasudaiva Kutumbakam. Yediyurappa termed the PM "iron leader" for abrogation of Article 370 that terminated special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and formation of Jammu- Kashmir and Ladakh as Union Territories.
He listed the key decisions of the BJP-led central government such as banning the practice of triple talaq among Muslims, the Vande Bharath Mission, the Citizenship Amendment Act, one country-one ration card scheme, new Motor Vehicle Act, besides also "finding solution to Ram Mandir issue" , among others.
Yediyurappa said Modi's decision has played a decisive role in dealing with the COVID-19 situation in India. He has competently handled a huge challenge of combating the coronavirus in a country with a population of 130 crore.
"He implemented the most stringent lockdown restrictions in the world to control the spread of COVID-19 and achieved remarkable success," he said, and lauded the Rs 20 lakh crore package that has been announced to revive the economy amid the pandemic.
"Modiji also supported the State during the devastating floods last year.....the state government is determined to develop Karnataka deriving inspiration from our Prime Minister's efficiency."
Responding to a question about state's share of money being deducted by the Centre despite a BJP government being in power at both levels, the Chief Minister said both state and central governments are facing financial problems.
"I have got 100 per cent confidence in coming days, he (PM) is going to release more money to Karnataka," Yediyurappa added.