New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Karnataka and inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple development projects at Shivamogga and Belagavi. He also hit out at the Nehru-Gandhi family and alleged that some senior Congress leaders from Karnataka were disrespected.
In Belagavi, he released the 13th installment amounting to about Rs. 16,000 crores under PM-KISAN.
The Prime Minister hit out at the Nehru-Gandhi family and said “history is proof of how leaders like S Nijalingappa and Virendra Patilji were insulted”.
Speaking about his adoration and respect for Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who hails from Karnataka, the Prime Minister expressed sadness at how the most senior member was not “even considered worthy of being given an umbrella” in the sun at the Congress event in Chhattisgarh.
“Khargeji is the Congress President, but the entire world knows who holds the remote control by the way he is treated”, the Prime Minister said.
He pointed out that many political parties in the country are plagued by ‘parivarvaad’ (nepotism) and stressed the need to free the country from its clutches. He also warned the people of Karnataka to stay alert from parties like Congress.
The Prime Minister dedicated the redeveloped Belagavi Railway Station building to the nation. He also laid the foundation stone of six multi-village scheme projects under Jal Jeevan Mission.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that the incomparable love and blessings of the people of Belagavi inspire the government to work for the welfare of the people and become a source of strength. “Coming to Belgavi is no less than a pilgrimage”, the Prime Minister said as he highlighted that it is the land of Queen Chennamma of Chittoor and revolutionary Krantiveer Sangolli Rayanna who are remembered even today for raising their voice against the colonial rule.
Drawing an analogy to the startup culture of Karnataka, the Prime Minister said that Belagavi was home to startups hundred years ago and gave the example of Baburao Pusalkar who established a unit which turned Belagavi into a base for various industries. The Prime Minister emphasized that the double-engine government wants to further strengthen this role of Belagavi in the present decade.