BJP National President Shri Amit Shah as part of the party’s election campaign for the upcoming assembly election in Karnataka arrived for a two-day Pravas. After arriving in Mangaluru on 20 February, 2018, he addressed a small public meeting near the airport. He visited the Kukke Subramanya temple in the morning. He addressed students at various rallies and addressed students of Vivekananda Institutions in Puttur on the role of the youth in building a ‘New India’.
Shri Amit Shah also visited the family of BJP worker Shri Deepak Rao, a BJP worker who was murdered last month. After a press conference at Surathkal, Shri Shah attended the Fishermen Convention at Malpe before heading to the Sri Krishna Matt.
While addressing the students in Karnataka College, Sullia Shri Amit Shah said Youth of Karnataka needs to come forward to prevent forming a government that believes in vote bank and politics of appeasement. I appeal youth of Karnataka to form a corruption-free government that gives pace to development.
BJP is a party with different work culture. Other parties go for elections based on various ministers & their work. We, on the other hand not only have the world’s most popular leader but also 11 crore members from Kashmir to Kanyakumari he said.
“This is an election not only related to the state but the interests of the entire nation. In this election a government will come in Karnataka which will open doors to the South for us,” he said
If Siddaramaiah thinks politics of appeasement will be successful, he’s wrong. Appeasement & polarization here reflects; for example where son of MLA Haris thrashed a man but there was no FIR. Why? Not only because he’s Haris’s son but because it involves appeasement of groups, the BJP President said.
Addressing students in Karnataka’s Karavali Shri Shah said CM Siddaramaiah must answer where money meant for development of people of Karnataka has gone. Modi government has increased Karnataka’s share in central revenues from Rs. 88,583 crore under 13th Finance Commission to Rs. 2,19,500 crore under the 14th Finance Commission he asked. Only the youth of this country can build a “New India”, says Shri Shah.
While addressing students at Vivekanada Institutions in Puttur, Karnataka on the role of the youth in building a ‘New India’, Shri Amit Shah said in 2013, four years ago, there was despair in the country and people were worried about the future of India. PM Modi said that we are not here to rule the country but to bring about the change.
When we formed government in 2014, 60 crore people did not have a bank account, 15 crore people did not have LPG connection, 18,000 villages have no electricity, 11 crore families did not have toilet and only 10% people had healthcare services. Now, 3,000 villages out of 18,000 villages have been electrified. Every family has a bank account now. We carried out surgical strike, avenging the deaths of Indian jawans. This is only possible because of strong political will, he said.
In the field of space, we established a record by launching 104 satellites in the space. We have taken up a project where government will offer Rs. 10,000 crore to each university for world-class higher education he added.