Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address four back-to-back rallies across the southern state on Sunday ahead of forthcoming Assembly elections in Karnataka.
Modi will address a public meeting at Chitradurga at 11:30 am, which will be followed by three more rallies at Raichur, Jamakhandi and Hubli.
In a bid to oust the ruling Congress from the South Indian states, the BJP has intensified its high-decibel election campaign across Karnataka and Modi is directly taking on the Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi.
Earlier on Saturday, Modi launched a scathing attack on the Congress, giving the party a new acronym of "PPP - Punjab, Puducherry, Parivar" party.
Modi said that after Karnataka Assembly election results, the Congress, a party whose flag once fluttered "from Panchayat to Parliament" will reduce to "Punjab, Puducherry, Parivar" party.
Apart from Modi, BJP president Amit Shah will address a public gathering at Belgavi district and visit Saundatti Yellamma stadium. Later, he will hold a road show in Belagavi at 6:00 pm.
# 02:15 PM: How can we forget that Congress party put an end the politics of the proud son & architect of modern Karnataka, Nijalingappa Ji because he questioned the wrong policies of Nehru, says PM Modi.
# 02:10 PM: Congress owes an explanation to the nation on why it is not letting Parliament function. The anti-Dalit and anti-OBC mindset of the Congress is the reason why Congress is stalling Parliament and not allowing: Modi
# 02:05 PM: It's the right time to bid farewell to Congress party which opposes Modi on every issue: Modi
# 02:00 PM: The Karnataka government must give an account of the work they have done for the people of the state. Instead all they do is- Modi, Modi, Modi. They just keep abusing me: PM
# 01:55 PM: The Karnataka polls are about the future of the state. On one side, there is the BJP's development agenda and on the other side is the anti-development Congress: PM
# 01:48 PM: There are many people who are sitting in AC rooms and saying there will be a hung assembly. I want to tell them- come here to Raichur and see the mood on the ground: PM
# 01:45 PM: Narendra Modi is addressing his second public rally of the day in Karnataka's Raichur.
# 11:45 AM: Congress leaders in Karnataka are looting the state. The longer they stay, the longer they will loot : PM Modi
# 11:40 AM: Congress is obviously uncomfortable today because the highest offices of the land are occupied by people from poor and humble backgrounds. That is why now Congress prefers to mislead in the name of the Dalit community : PM
# 11:35 AM: When we had the numbers to play a key role in the election of a President, we did not play party politics. We preferred that Dr. Kalam become the President of India. This time, we had the numbers but we preferred that a person from the Dalit community become the President: PM
# 11:25 AM: Congress humiliated Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. They never accepted Dr. Ambedkar, says Modi.
# 11:20 AM: Sadly, Congress forgot brave women and men of our history. Just because of vote bank politics, they are celebrating Jayantis of Sultans. Congress has insulted the people of Chitradurga: PM
# 11:10 AM: It is a matter of great pride that the preparation for mission Chandrayan 2 is going on this soil by ISRO unit of Chitradurga : PM Modi
#11:05 AM: This land of Chitradurga is synonymous with the Mantra of - Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan and Jai Vigyaan. This land is prone to drought but the farmers here have been innovating and turning adversities into opportunities: PM Modi
# 10:55 AM: LIVE : PM Narendra Modi addresses public meeting in Chitradurga, Karnataka.
# 08:55 AM: BJP/RSS fascist: Rahul Gandhi fires early morning salvo: "Central to the RSS/ BJP fascist ideology, is that Dalits & Adivasis must continue to exist at the bottom rung of society. In this disturbing video, the dangers of this mindset and how it’s openly propagated by senior RSS/ BJP leaders is revealed,"Rahul tweeted along with a video.
Central to the RSS/ BJP fascist ideology, is that Dalits & Adivasis must continue to exist at the bottom rung of society.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 6, 2018
In this disturbing video, the dangers of this mindset and how it’s openly propagated by senior RSS/ BJP leaders is revealed. #AnswerMaadiModi pic.twitter.com/gX2NwL0q27
# 08:45 AM: A recape of Saturday: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday claimed there’s a “secret” pact between the Janata Dal-Secular and the Congress and said that Deve Gowda's party was “protecting” the Congress, but only the BJP can change the government in Karnataka. Modi said that after the results of Karnataka Assembly elcetions, Congress will become a 'PPP' - "Punjab, Puducherry, Parivar" party.
# 08:30 AM: Hello and welcome to the live updates of Karnataka Assembly Election 2018. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold four back-to-back rallies to take on Congress in a fierce political battle in the southern state. While Modi was pushing BJP’s attempt to add another state in its kitty, Rahul was also sweating buckets to retain power in the only big state, his party Congress was left with. Follow all the happening and live updates of Karnataka elections here.