PM Modi said the Siddaramaiah administration was identified as a “10% commission government”.
Modi said the Karnataka administration was dominated by the sand mafia, transfer mafia and builder
The PM said when the entire world was talking of “ease of doing business”, the Karnataka govt indulged
in “ease of doing murders”.
BENGALURU: It was a full frontal attack on the five-year rule of the Congress government in Karnataka
by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday, saying the Siddaramaiah administration was identified
as a “10% commission government”.
“Mujhe Kuch logon ne bataya ki Karnataka ki Congress Sarkar 10% ki sarkar hai (Some people told me that
the Congress government in Karnataka is a 10% government),” Modi told a gathering of about two lakh
people at the Bengaluru Palace grounds to mark the culmination of state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa’s 85
-day Parivarthana yatra. His one-hour speech in Hindi with no translation in Kannada was applauded by
Substantiating his charge against the state government, Modi said the income tax department had raided a
senior Congress leader and two ministers here, where the administration was dominated by the sand mafia,
transfer mafia and builder mafia. “Yahan pe scams aur mafia ka nanga naach chal raha hai’ (Here
a naked dance of scams and mafia is happening),” he alleged.
He commended the people of Bengaluru and BJP for stalling the proposed steel
bridge project from Hotel Chalukya to Hebbal flyover as “in the name of the steel bridge some people
wanted to play in crores”. “Entire country is proud of Karnataka for this,” he added.
The PM said when the entire world was talking of “ease of doing business”, the Karnataka government
indulged in “ease of doing murders”. “The situation is such, if anyone criticises the government, they
pay with death,” he added.
Modi said the solution to all these was making “Congress Mukt Karnataka”. “If Karnataka is freed from
Congress, it will also mean putting an end to dynasty rule, appeasement politics and corruption,” he
Exhorting people to vote for BJP, Modi said: “Agar Karnataka mein central schemes se fayada chahiye to
BS Yeddyurappa ki sarkar ko vote dijiye aur anukool sarkar banaiye’ (If you want central government
schemes to be implemented and reach the beneficiaries then elect the BS Yeddyurappa-led BJP government
Listing out central schemes for the state, Modi said his government had sanctioned 3.36 lakh houses
under the PM Awas Yojana (urban), but only 38,000 houses were completed so far.
The Union Budget has proposed an investment of Rs 17,000 crore for the construction of 160-kmlong sub-
urban railway network in Bengaluru, which will provide relief to 15 lakh commuters of the city, Modi
Under the smart city mission, Rs 836 crore has been sanctioned for Karnataka of which work on Rs 143
crore is yet to commence. “A sum of Rs 309 crore is rotting in the government treasury,” Modi claimed.