Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched an all-out offensive against Congress and its ally JD(S) in Karnataka, saying that the ensuing Lok Sabha election is a contest between “Nation First or Family First”.
Addressing an election rally in Karnataka’s Gangavathi, PM Modi alleged that the Congress and JD(S) are detached from people of the state and attached to their own family.
Dubbing the Congress-JDS government as a “20 per cent commission government”, he said the coalition's "only mission is commission", attacking it on the issue of corruption.
PM Modi branded the earlier government (Siddaramaiah's) as a "10 per cent commision" government, but now with Congress and JDS joining hands, it had become a "20 per cent commission government."
He asked whether the Lok Sabha elections was about "nation first orfamily first," as he attacked the dynasty politics of several anti-BJP parties.
PM Modi also asserted that there was a wave across the country favouring the return of his government.
In the first phase of Lok Sabha polls on Thursday, the opposition parties would not be able to sustain, PM Modi said.
"Phir Ek Bar...." PM Modi said, and the huge crowd roared in approval saying, "Modi Sarkar".
The Prime Minister also drew huge applause when he spoke in Kannada towards the end of his speech, hailing every strata of society and asking them to say Chowkidhar'.
Earlier in the day, addressing a rally in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar, PM Modi asked voters to choose between "imaandar (honest) chowkidar' and 'bhrashtachari (corrupt) naamdar".
"You have to choose between imaandar chowkidar and bhrashtachari naamdar. You also have to choose between heroes of India and supporters of Pakistan," PM Modi said.
He expressed confidence that the "Modi sarkar" will be re-elected on May 23 when results of the ongoing Lok Sabha polls are declared.