Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed second the third election rally in Shivamogga, the home district of former Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday. BJP MLC KS Eshwarappa was also present.
PM Modi said, "Congress is following the divide and rule policy of British. Who is responsible for propagating communalism in the state."
About attacks on BJP workers in the state, PM asked, "Who gave support to the ones who killed BJP workers in Karnataka. Who gifted PFI and SIMI and other violent organisations to Karnataka? And shockingly, they even classify criminals on the grounds of caste."
In his tirade against the Congress, PM Modi said, "Spreading lies has become a business for the Congress. Wherever they go, they spread lies among people. Congress starts from 'C' and corruption also starts from 'C'. There is no difference between the two."
PM Modi raised an objection to ruling party's attack against BS Yeddyurappa. He said, "Congress uses foul language for Yeddyurappa Ji, makes baseless allegations against him ignoring his age, contribution to society and experience in politics. Yeddyurappa Ji used to visit houses of poor people and Congress mocked that too. This was an insult to the poor."
"Congress made fun of Swachch Bharat campaign, construction of toilets. Naamdar doesn't know the pain of kaamdar (worker)," he added.
He urged the people of Shivamogga to elect a BJP Government in elections for all-round development of Karnataka.