On Might Day, Modi paints himself a employee


Greater than 60 days after his earlier election rally within the State, Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to Karnataka on Might Day, figuring out himself as a kaamdar (employee), and contrasting himself with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who he known as a ‘naamdar’ (elite particular person).

Addressing a large public rally at Santemaralli in Chamarajanagar district, Modi stated the Congress can not tolerate the event within the nation, and had subsequently resorted to obstructing works.

“You (referring to Rahul Gandhi) are elite and bourgeois (naamdaar) and I’m solely a kaamdar (employee). How can a labourer like me sit earlier than you?”

“For hundreds of years we kaamdaar (labour class) had been in no place to take a seat earlier than you. We’re not disturbed by your taunts as a result of we’re used to such insults and humiliation. Such insults strengthen us as we proceed to work.”

On the BJP’s propects within the Karnataka elections, he stated: “In Delhi, I’ve been getting data that the BJP marketing campaign is shedding its steam in Karnataka. However right here, the gang tells me that there’s a wave in favour of the BJP.”

Takes a jibe at Rahul

Attacking Rahul Gandhi once more, and elevating the overseas origin of his mom and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, the PM stated: “The Congress President has challenged me that if he’s allowed to talk within the Parliament for 15 minutes, I’ll not be capable to sit there.”

“Talking for 15 minutes is an enormous factor for the Congress President. Right here I need to ask Rahul Gandhi converse for 15 minutes in whichever language you might be comfy in — Hindi, English or your mom’s (Sonia’s) language — and in that speech please point out the achievements of the Siddaramaiah-led Congress authorities and do point out Sir M Visvesvaraya’s identify 5 occasions,” Modi advised a cheering crowd. “Solely then folks of Karnataka will respect you.”

Modi was referring to the Congress chief’s reported lack of ability to pronounce the identify of Visvesvaraya, the engineer-dewan of the erstwhile princely state of Mysuru.

Modi, who addressed 22 candidates, started his speech in Kannada by invoking native non secular deities and spiritual heads like Manteswamy, Devi Maravva, Mahadeshwara, Biligiriranga, Chamarajeshwara, Himadagopalaswamy, Suttur Mutt, Kanakagiri, Salur Mutt.

He additionally invoked Mysore ruler Chamaraja Wodeyar, Kannada author GP Rajarathnam, actor Rajkumar, and stated the district wants to unravel its drinking-water disaster. It has large potential in creating jobs in tourism and black granite industries.

The PM faulted the Congress’ growth mannequin, and stated: “In 2009, there have been 39 villages with out electrical energy in Karnataka. Of them, the Congress may solely electrify two villages by 2014.”

‘2+1 system’

Dynastic politics had ruined democracy, destroyed Karnataka and the aspirations of its folks, Modi stated.

“Right here one can see there’s a ‘2+1 system’, which is the Karnataka model of the Congress’ dynastic politics. This system is the innovation of those that sleep extra and get up often,” Modi stated, taking a dig at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

“CM is working away from his personal constituency (Varuna) by sacrificing his son (Yathindra Siddaramaiah). If he fails within the election, not less than his son will proceed his legacy the household enterprise of politics.”

Ministers in Karnataka are additionally following the 1+1 system, Modi alleged. “I can sense the ache of loyal occasion employees. The elite folks can by no means sense the ache of employees.”

To chanting of “Modi, Modi”, the PM advised the gang “On Might 12, you’ll not be electing an MLA however you’ll be selecting freedom from corruption.”

He ended the speech by making the gang chant “sarakara badalasi, BJP gellisi (Change the federal government, assist BJP win)”.