BJP plans Modi govt fete from May 27

The state BJP has planned to commence celebrations over the completion of two years of the NDA government at the Centre in Bengaluru on May 27.

State party president B S Yeddyurappa told reporters here on Monday that prior to the arrival of Modi in Davangere on May 29, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu will launch the celebrations in Bengaluru on Friday.

Modi will address a huge gathering of 1 lakh people and highlight the achievements of the government. Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman and Uma Bharati will address conventions in Bidar, Mangaluru and Bengaluru respectively, he said, but did not announce the dates. He said Modi’s call for a ‘Congress-free India’ was being realised. It was evident from the recent elections in five states. The Congress, which once held 400 seats, was reduced to just 45 seats in the Lok Sabha, he said. 

On a query over Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s remarks that BJP would never return to power and that Yeddyurappa was under the illusion of becoming the chief minister, Yeddyurappa described Siddaramaiah as insane.

On another query over the ‘failure’ of Venkaiah Naidu in doing justice to the state as Rajya Sabha member, Yeddyurappa said Naidu was a good parliamentarian. The state unit would abide by the decision of the high command in re-electing him to the Rajya Sabha, he said.

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