Detailing on some of the measures taken by the BJP government for women empowerment, the PM said, "We increased maternity leave for women to 6 months".
"The youth in Karnataka turned Bengaluru to a Silicon Valley, but the Congress government turned it into a valley of sin", PM Modi said at an election rally on the city outskirts in poll-bound Karnataka. The Congress is insulting Ballari through its portrayal as if only thieves and looters live here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Ballari, home turf of the Reddy brothers.
"We bring to your kind notice the blatant violation of the Model Code of Conduct by the Karnataka BJP in the ensuing Assembly elections".
In the complaint, the Congress said the advertisements were published across various newspapers in Karnataka with an intention to malign the image of its President Rahul Gandhi and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
One Congress leader even went to the extent of calling our current Army chief a goonda.
Apparently the comment is being analyzed by political pundits as an attempt to wean away the dalit community votes, following up with his recent remark about insulting Deve Gowda in an apparent effort to earn sympathy of Vakkaliga community. "If such is their mindset, how can they think good for people of Karnataka?"
Capable women have been given important portfolios in his cabinet, Modi said adding group photos of foreign ministers and defence ministers at the SCO summit in China showed that Sushma Swaraj and Nirmala Sitharaman representing India were the only women. He also said that though the PM listened to his concerns about farmers, he did not act. The Janata Dal (Secular) is probably headed for a third-place finish in Karnataka, but is banking on making its seats count in a hung Assembly, which many opinion polls suggest is likely.
On Thursday, at a rally in Bengaluru (north), the PM asked the people not to waste their votes on the JD (S).