Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured farmers of taking up all the irrigation projects when Yeddyurappa forms the Government in Karnataka and create infrastructure like roads and godowns for them.
Addressing an election rally in Chitradurga, Mr. Modi accused Congress party of sidelining several national stalwarts for the sake of one family. He said, it is time for giving farewell to a party that cares least about the welfare of Dalits. Mr. Modi said, Congress treats Dalits as vote bank and disregards Dalit icon Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar.
It was BJP Government, he said, that conferred Bharat Ratna on Dr.Ambedkar and is developing five monuments in his honour. It is BJP he added that has made a dalit as a President and a person from backward class as Prime Minister.
Mr Modi said, his Government increased number of provisions in the Prevention of atrocities against Dalits from 22 to 47 to make it more effective.
He said it is the culture of Congress to celebrate Sultans to appease a community but forget other brave heroes who are part of our folklore and history. He said, Congress has insulted Chitradurga by celebrating the anniversaries of Sultans.
The Prime Minister said, Congress is uncomfortable because the highest offices of the country are occupied by the people from poor and humble backgrounds.
Thanking the people of Chitradurga for massive support to the BJP, Mr Modi said, the land of Chitradurga is synonymous with mantra of Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan and Jai Vigyan.
Taking on Congress for corruption, the Prime Minister said a minister in the state made money out of drought relief scheme called Ganga Kalyana. He said, the same minister is also accused of graft in the supply of bed sheets and pillows to government hostels for students from SC and ST communities.
But Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, he charged, carried a suitcase of character certificates and gives one to each minister facing corruption charges.
Mr.Modi said, his Government is receptive and proactive in responding to the needs of backward classes and has given greater emphasis on welfare of differently abled. He said, the physically challenged are given tricycle, hearing aid and other assistance by the Central Government.
But the difference is that just 57 camps were organised to distribute them between 1992 and 2014 under UPA, but now his Government organised 5000 camps in just four years.
The assembly elections in Karnataka will be held on May 12 while counting of votes will take place on May 15.