Congress spreading lies by hiring foreign agencies: Modi

Party not allowed to campaign freely in Karnataka BJP

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said development was his only agenda for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections, reported PTI.

Speaking at an interactive session with BJP candidates in Karnataka via NaMo app, Modi asked party workers not to fall for the opposition's trap of falsehoods.

He said political purity can not come unless the Congress culture ends. "The country's politics will not be pure unless the country is free from the Congress culture", he said. The BJP has given primary importance for politics of development'. 'This was unacceptable to those parties which only concentrated on division.

We want to win elections on the issue of development, based on the strength of the organization and winning the confidence of people of Karnataka.

If you analyse the last few elections, you will realise how few political parties have indulged only in dividing societies on religious lines.

Modi said that this is the working style of the Congress in which they exploit emotions of some community before elections and forget them after the elections. With this in focus, we fight elections, run the government. He encouraged Karyakartas to "stand their ground and expose their lies" and to connect with voters.

He accused the Congress and its "well-wishers" of spreading "lies" in the media through "fake opinion polls" predicting a hung assembly in Karnataka. It will serve good fortunes for Karnataka for a century.

"In Karnataka, after we came to power, Rs 17,000 crore was given to the state to construct national highways". They keep indulging in dividing the society. I have seen Karnataka has made up its mind on development. "I need your support for this to happen", he added.

Modi accused the ruling Congress government of stalling development in the state.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said: "PM Modi and BJP must answer to India's, especially Karnataka's IT industry, IT professionals and the young, the reason for bartering India's interests and compromising India's position as tech giant".

While Prime Minister Modi will today interact with Karnataka BJP leaders, including the party's candidates, elected members and office-bearers through his mobile app, Congress president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to hold a rally at Ankola in north Karnataka, followed by a visit to Kumta (north Karnataka), Honnavar (north Karnataka) and Bhatkal (north Karnataka).

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