Modi dares Rahul to speak for 15 minutes without paper

'Modi wave' sweeping Karnataka, says Yeddyurappa

Narendra Modi To Campaign From Today In Karnataka

He said the "power hungry" Congress is on the backfoot in the state and is spreading lies to win the elections.

The Prime Minister accused the Congress of promoting the wards of politicians to fight elections much to the frustration of party workers. "If I'm permitted to speak for a Quarter Hour to the Rafale dilemma in Parliament before Modi, he will Be Unable to to face it".

The Prime Minister's 40-minute speech in Hindi was simultaneously translated into Kannada, a first since his visits to the southern state over the past few months, so as to connect with the people in the local language. Mr. Modi said, if anyone has played with the Constitution of India, it is the Congress party. The Congress must answer on increasing crimes.

The Assembly elections in Karnataka would be held on May 12.

Modi said he dedicated the electrification of all villages to the workers and labourers of the country on the occasion of Labour Day on Tuesday.

"Pointing out that even Modi contested from two" constituencies - Varanasi and Vadodara - in the 2014 Lok Sabha" elections, the Chief Minister told the Prime Minister to worry about his party not crossing 60-70 seats.

The Centre will now work towards electrifying each household in the country, he added.

Making his first public address in the national capital since taking over the top post in December past year, Gandhi exuded confidence in his party's ability to win the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections as well as subsequent state elections while attacking the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government over a range of issues.

Modi was responding to Gandhi's dare to allow him to speak for 15 minutes in Parliament on various issues, including corruption, and that the prime minister will not be able to sit for 15 minutes. "This will backfire on Congress", he said. The PM alleged that that even ministers in Congress were following a 1+1 formula as their relatives too were fighting the polls.

75-year-old Yeddyurappa, who has won seven times from Shikaripura, said he would triumph with a huge margin from his home seat, as the Lingayats would not let him down.

The chief minister, who was earlier fielded from Chamundeshwari in Mysuru, later filed papers from Badami in Bagalkot district as well.

"For the Congress, it has always been about family politics". But the Bharatiya Janata Party would ensure that dynastic politics will not prevail in the state. I have come here to plead before you that a government backing sand mafia can not help you, this is the only chance for you to get rid of them, says PM Modi. "It's about people's politics".

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