Mangaluru Jan 23 2018 DH News: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar who is also BJP’s election in-charge for Karnataka Assembly polls said that the BJP will win 150 seats in the upcoming Assembly elections.
The minister was speaking at the BJP leaders’ meeting in Mangaluru on Tuesday.
"The election is a fight not between political parties, but between two cultures. It is a fight between the Congress that is engaged in caste, money power and communal polarisation and the BJP that believes in development. No room will be left for the formation of a coalition government in Karnataka," said Javadekar.
"Only in the BJP a tea-seller could become prime minister and a person from a Dalit community could become President of India. The Congress is engaged in divide and rule policy and does not speak of development. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is keen on an alliance with the SDPI. He has shown a soft corner towards terror organisations," he alleged.
Javadekar further said, "A minister moves with rowdies in Mangaluru. The government has been recompensing the family of a man with criminal background who dies in an encounter. However, the government thinks twice to issue compensation when a Hindu is murdered. There is a need to oppose such vote bank politics."
Using the subsidised rice given by the Centre, the state government has implemented "Anna bhagya" scheme. In reality, it should have been named "Modi Bhagya," he said.
Javadekar alleged that although the Centre has released Rs 1,000 crore for the development of Mangaluru International Airport, the state government has failed to take up the work. Similarly, the land acquisition process has not been completed for the Kulshekar-Karkala-Shivamogga highway in spite of releasing grant.
Later, he announced the "Karnataka Vikas Ka Jodi â€“ Yeddyurappa Modi."
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the Congress will be wiped out totally from the country’s political scenario.
Speaking at the meeting held for the district BJP members on Tuesday, the Union minister said that the Congress would pay for its arrogant and adamant nature. Already 22 states are under the BJP rule; Karnataka would be the 23rd one, he said.
"The Congress has a money culture. It is a hypocritical and corrupt party with leaders without brain. The state has become a hub for violence, with Sangh Parivar activists massacred here. People are now well aware that if they need to survive, it is only the BJP that offers a secure and stable government. Is Ahinda policy of Siddaramaiah making life better for the public?" said the minister.
Coming down heavily on Siddaramaiah and Rahul Gandhi, the minister said that both drag Gods into their political brawl. Religious and spiritual issues are also political for Congressmen. Even Rahul’s temple visits did not yield better results as God could easily differentiate between the real and fake devotee. Siddaramaiah calls himself a Hindu but is against visiting Sri Krishna temple.
He also ridiculed the transfer of Dakshina Kannada Superintendent Sudhir Kumar Reddy calling it only for the sake of his stringent action against sand mafia. Sincere bureaucrats are transferred for reasons unknown. The Election Commission strictly prohibits the transfer of officers during elections. However the state government is into unethical deeds.
He added that, in Karnataka, Tipu Jayanti is celebrated grandly but Vivekananda’s birth anniversary is forgotten. The law and order mechanism is being totally spoiled. The police are puppets in the hands of the government and the ministers. The government failed to nab the killers of Kalburgi, Gauri Lankesh and Sangh Parivar activists.
The Union minister said that he would try convincing the Goa chief minister over Mahadyee river row. The issue is unnecessarily being dragged by the Congress government. He challenged the Congress to convince the Opposition in the Goa Assembly.
He also alleged that the impending statewide protest on January 25 is the conspiracy by the Congress-led state government. The issue had been taken to the court by the UPA government and at present Congress deserves no right to condemn the matter in favour of Karnataka.
State bandh on January 25
MP Shobha Karandlaje accused the state government of calling for a state bandh on January 25, for fear of facing BJP leader Amit Shah, who is to visit Karnataka as party of his campaign rally.
The citizens will recognise these as tricks by the government and give the Congress a fitting answer, she said.