Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed two major public meetings in Mangaluru and Bengaluru South in Karnataka yesterday .
Elaborating on significance of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections for the future of the country, PM Modi said, “The coming Lok Sabha elections are extremely crucial as they will decide the kind of India our young generation wants for its future. These elections will decide if nationalism prevails or dynasticism will. These elections will decide the face and form of the 21st century India. This is why, I appeal to all the voters to choose their votes wisely and keep in mind the track records of those that have only given false promises and those that have actually delivered those promises.”
Launching a scathing attack on the state JD(S) government for entering into an opportunist alliance with the Congress just to remain in power, PM Modi said, “While the Opposition parties like Congress and JD(S) believe in ‘Vanshoday’ (empowering their lineage), the BJP believes and practices ‘Antyodaya’ (empowering the poor). While the former creates corruption, injustice and politics of appeasement and votebanks, the latter encourages transparency, social justice and politics of development under which India is constantly reducing its poverty levels and creating an ever-growing middle class full of aspirations and dreams. This is why the people no more put their faith on the divisive politics of the Opposition and instead stand besides the developmental agenda of the NDA.”
Attacking the Congress-led UPA for its poor policy on dealing with terror and other national security matters, PM Modi said, “The people of Bengaluru remember how this city was rattled by terrorist attacks in the past when the Congress was in power at the Centre. The same condition was there across the country where terror attacks became common in those days. This was the result of the soft approach of the UPA against terror. Ever since we took over, we completely changed this policy of tolerance against terror. Now, India hits terror at its heart if it is attacked in any way. We no longer tolerate terror for the fear of votebanks but are always ready to go the extra mile to ensure greater national security for our people.”
Looking forward, Shri Modi assured his supporters of greater engagement and policies to fulfill the aspirations of the honest tax-paying middle class in his next term.