CM’s troika brought infamy to Bengaluru: Modi

CM’s troika brought infamy to Bengaluru: Modi

Participants at the BJP rally in Bengaluru on Tuesday. DH PHOTO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said: “infamous trio” of Congress leaders have not stopped at anything to defame to Bengaluru, which had gained a worldwide reputation.

With only four days left for the Assembly election, the prime minister focussed most of his speech on Bengaluru, while addressing here.

He said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah left it in the hands of three leaders who were responsible for the burning issues in the city, including its lakes.

Without taking their names, he accused Bengaluru Development Minister K J George as being responsible for the death of DySP M K Ganapathy. “Tell me who is responsible for the death of a police officer who was caught in a stressful situation,” Modi asked.

The crowd that swept the National College Grounds in Basavanagudi did not answer first. After Union Minister Ananth Kumar translated, they answered: “George”. The name reverberated after the question was repeated two more times. “These people should have been put in jail but they are in the government,” Modi said.

Modi’s second target seemed to be Urban Development Minister R Roshan Baig though his charge was not totally clear.


“The second person has brought  resplandance (roshan) to his name through land grabbing. Don’t people in Bengaluru talk about the kind of relationship and business he has with Gulf countries. Aren’t there serious cases pending against him,” he asked.

Modi’s third target was Shantinagar MLA N A Haris. “This third player has everything in his value system but peace. His son is known for goondaism and beating up common people,” he said.

He said when the government, party and the state were left in the hands of such people, there was no doubt that the Congress will be “reduced to PPP” (Punjab, Puducherry and Parivar).

He alleged that the government has created a situation where BJP workers were assaulted, citizens did not feel safe, pot-holed and congested roads taking lives of people. Bengaluru has been put in a bad light due to its burning lakes and traffic jams for which the troika appointed by the chief minister is responsible.

Calling upon the people to vote for B S Yeddyurappa-led BJP, he said there was a need for a receptive government in Karnataka which can walk in tandem with the Centre to reap the benefits of development.

Baby Sara, who was helped by the prime minister to get a loan of Rs 3 lakh to study MBA, thanked him on the occasion.