Modi's aggression sends Karnataka campaign on high decibel
Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the tone for 224-member Karnataka assembly polls scheduled on May 12 in his own aggressive style setting the tone of the campaign as Modi versus Rahul Gandhi, certainly not to the liking of Congress poll strategists.
The Bharatiya Janata Party, embarking on a hopeful plank of making comeback in the southern state had seen PM attacking Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in equal measure being copiously sarcastic about the Congress President commenting on his dressing to oratory.
The Karnataka CM was quick in his repartee on twitter pointing out the Prime Minister missed out on basic issues instead making superfluous remarks on Rahul . The tone and tenor, has ,however, been already set for the five-day electoral blitzkrieg, undertaken by Modi on Tuesday.
PM Modi, however, did not spare a single occasion to lamabast Congress for lack of development in Karnataka , intensifying his planl in Udupi, a coastal district . It is mentionable that the BJP had a dismal performance in Coastal Karnataka in 2013 assembly polls. This time. the RSS workers have been active in the region and BJP is all enthused to witness a turn around.
Modi addressed rallies in Santhemarahalli , Udupi and Chikkodi on the first day while he is expected to address about fifteen rallies in the coming days from Thursday. The places PM is likely to campaign in included Vijayapura, Mangaluru ,Gulbarga, Bellary, Bengaluru, Tumkur, Shimoga, Hubli, Raichur, Chitradurga, and Kolar, according to the tentative schedule.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath is also scheduled to campaign in Karnataka on Thursday and Friday. The strong presence of 'muths' of his peeth in Karnataka, specially in South Karnataka and parts of Central Karnataka and Bangalore, is expected to bolster prospects of BJP when Yogi campaign, a saffron party activists quips.