‘BJP is not playing politics of religion’

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh greet Paryaya Palimar Mutt Seer Vidyadheesha Thirtha Swami in Udupi on Monday. The minister visited Udupi Krishna Temple and had the darshan of presiding deity.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the country would soon be in the list of top five fastest growing economies of the world.

Speaking after inaugurating a huge BJP rally in Karkala on Monday, the minister said that in the past four years, the country has been marching towards a developed country status under the magnificent rule of BJP. The Congress, that ruled the country for 70 years after independence, has ruined the country’s status and image. Even Karnataka is no different to it, he said.

“The Assembly elections should be purely based on the agenda of development,” he said and lamented that as many as 25 Hindu activists have been killed in the state. Karnataka was following the model of political murder of Kerala. There should not be any violence in politics,” he said.

He said that Congress and corruption are two faces of the same coin. Stating that no development works have been initiated by the Congress-led government in Karnataka, he said that the law and order situation has collapsed in the state. The Congress is only keen on raising non issues to divert the minds of the people, he said.

He said he would like to advise his Congress colleagues that politics should be for nation building and not merely for forming the government.

He said that, “Congress government should be held responsible for the 3,781 deaths of farmers. The Congress is playing with the death of farmers. Conflicts are being created for disturbing peace. The Congress party’s achievement is only failures from all angles and corruption is the epitome of Congress.”

He added that this election will be undoubtedly not in favour of the Congress.

“I am emotionally attached to Karnataka. The political scenario in the country has changed after BJP came to power at the Centre,” he said and sought to know as to where the Rs 2.90 lakh crore fund allotted by the Central government went?

Rajnath Singh said only
Rs 88,583 crore was allotted to Karnataka when the UPA was in power.

“No one in the world can point fingers at BJP-led NDA government with regard to corruption. The first non-Congress government in the country which has come up with full majority is absolutely corruption free,” he reiterated. BJP showed how to run the country. BJP is not playing with religious agenda, he added.

Calling upon voters not to support the Congress, the Union Minister said that there is a need to get rid of the Congress rule in Karnataka.

He promised that the NDA government is determined to ensure one and half times hike in farmers income in the next two to three years. “Karnataka government is testing the farmers’ fate. Sadly, Karnataka CM decides the fate of the farmers after their death by offering Rs 1 lakh compensation. Karnataka government is insensitive and it has failed to implement the programmes introduced by the central government,” he alleged.

Rajnath Singh also addressed a rally in Belthangady.

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