It looks like the Modi wave will sweep Karnataka in upcoming assembly elections, if we look at the crowd gathered in Mysuru, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the city. In his best mode, he attacked Congress and termed the Congress government in Karnataka as a “commission government”.
He said that there as long as there is a Congress government in Karnataka, the state cannot progress. He said that ‘mission’ government led by the BJP which will ensure all-round progress of the state.
“For over fifty years, it was only one party that ruled the country. What is the reason that about 4 crore families still lack power supply? Why have they not ensured their well-being for all these years. Wherever the Congress ruled in the country, it tried to hamper the development of that state. Over the years, several schemes were discussed and debated in Parliament but never implemented on the ground. When we came to power, we identified them and initiated work on such projects,” he said.
“Every day a new scam, new corruption charges and new allegations are cropping up against their leader and ministers or those related to government schemes. I request people to question the party over its rule of several decades. They think that by telling lies, repeated lies, loudly and continuously spreading lies, not for a day but for months on end, wherever they go, the people will believe them. The country will never accept your lies,” he added.
Modi also announced a six-lane 117-km Bengaluru-Mysuru national highway project to be executed at a cost of Rs 6,400 crore and a world-class new satellite railway station at Mysuru at an investment of Rs 800 crore.
However Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has not taken light of commission comment by Modi. He alleged that Modi is facilitator of corruption. “You made common people stand in queues to deposit their money in the banks and then let Nirav Modi (billionaire jeweller accused in Punjab National Bank’s fraud case) run away with Rs 12,000 crore of people’s money,” Siddaramaiah tweeted.
But there is hardly anyone who is taking Siddaramaih’s tweet. People of Karnataka are fed up with the corrupt government of Congress in Karnataka. They have hopes only on Narendra Modi and they are sure that Modi will bring about the required change in our state.
From past five years, there has been increase in corruption. The communal riots has also increased in state. There are rowdy elements in ruling party who are hurting common people. All these factors are surely going to affect Congress’s prospects in the state.
Compared to this, the BJP rule was better. Even though there were some corruption allegations against BJP, none of them were proved. BJP central leadership were quick in removing inefficient members of the party. While that is not the case in Congress, wherein high command remains mute spectator.