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Modi in Karnataka Highlights: PM says GST implementation collective decision of all parties, ready to make changes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who addressed rallies in Karnataka that goes to polls next year, attacked the Congress on a number issues, including the Doklam standoff and Chidambaram’s comment in autonomy for Kashmir.

india Updated: Oct 29, 2017 19:54 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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PM Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Karnataka’s Ujire.(ANI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed Congress leader P Chidambaram on his remark on Kashmir autonomy and praised his government’s schemes at different rallies in Karnataka on Sunday.

Modi first went Dakshina Kannada where he offered prayers at the Manjunatheshwara Temple in Dharmasthala, which is about 100km away from the port city of Mangaluru. Addressing a public rally in Ujire, the Prime Minister urged people to use Bhim App and embrace cashless transactions.

Reacting to P Chidambaram’s remarks, the Prime Minister said the Congress leaders lending their voice to those who want Azadi in Kashmir is an insult to our brave soldiers.”

Below are the highlights of PM Modi’s speeches:

7.42pm: “Implementation of GST was a collective decision of all parties. We are open to incorporate changes to make the system better,” says the Prime Minister.

7:35pm: PM Modi says Gujarat was devastated by floods this year. “But Congress leaders, instead of reaching out to people there, preferred coming to Bengaluru.”

7:30pm: When we’re fighting corruption, Congress has become insensitive. When Gujarat was flooded, their ministers were sitting in Bengaluru: PM Modi.

7:26pm: Rs 57,000 crore from government revenue which earlier went to the middlemen is now going directly to the rightful owner: PM Modi.

7:22pm: We started direct benefit transfer scheme. This resulted in money reaching to its rightful owner. We successfully eliminated middlemen, says Modi.

7:18pm: I appreciate BS Yeddyurappa for his stand to complete the Bidar-Kalaburgi Rail line: PM Narendra Modi.

7:11pm: PM Modi says development projects stalled since the Congress rule are being completed now. “The Congress only believed in ‘Atkana’, Latkana’ & ‘Bhatkana’,” says Modi.

7:10pm: The work which could have been done in three years took 20 years. It was stuck for several years, says Modi on Bidar-Kalaburagi new Railway Line.

6:40pm: PM Modi inaugurated Bidar-Kalaburagi new Railway Line in Bidar, flags off first train in the route.

4:20pm: Bengaluru is the land of start ups. Youth here are innovative. Let’s begin a start up to bring clean cooking to the doors of poor: PM Modi.

3:02pm: Do you remember the lies Congress was spreading on Doklam. People of India trusted them so much but this is their conduct: PM Modi

2:59pm: Surgical strikes was a moment of pride for the country but yesterday’s statement of a Congress leader on Kashmir clearly shows how the party feels on surgical strikes and bravery of our Army: says PM

2:58pm: Why are Congress leaders lending their voice to those who want Azadi in Kashmir? This is an insult to our brave soldiers: PM Modi

2:55pm: PM Modi has reached Bengaluru. He will address a gathering at Dashamah Soundarya Lahari Parayanotsava Mahasarmapane

12:50pm: I urge people to use Bhim App and embrace cashless transactions. This is the era of honesty and integrity. There is no place for those who cheat the system, says PM

12:46pm: We are ensuring fruits of development reach intended beneficiaries without any scope of corruption: PM Modi

12:45pm: Every rupee, every resource from the govt is devoted to welfare of Indians, says PM

12:44pm: Every rupee, every resource from the Government of India is devoted for the welfare of Indians. We are ensuring the fruits of development reach the intended beneficiaries without any scope of corruption

12:42pm: If we move towards micro irrigation and adopt ‘Per drop, more crop’, then we can bring a lot of change, says PM Modi

12:40pm: I urge the farmers of Karnataka to embrace methods like drip irrigation that help conserve water

12:35pm: Conservation of water is a major challenge for us in this day and age. We also need to give importance towards living in harmony with nature and not think about short term gains

12:31pm: 12 lakh people in Self-Help Groups (SHGs) have decided to conduct cashless digital transaction,s ays PM

12:28pm: I got the opportunity to hand over RuPay cards to women self help groups. Happy to see enthusiasm towards digital transactions, says PM Modi

12:25pm: Our saints and seers created as well as nurtured institutions which have helped society for centuries, says PM

12:20pm:This century is about skill development. A nation like India is youthful and hence, we must harness our demographic dividend, says PM Modi

12:15pm: I am happy that I got the opportunity to pray to Lord Manjunatha: PM

12:14pm: PM Modi starts addressing a rally in Karnataka’s Ujire

10:50am: Later in the day, Modi will fly to Bengaluru to attend a public function organised by the Vedanta Bharati at the Palace Grounds. In the evening, he would inaugurate the 110km Bidar-Kalaburgi railway track in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region.

10:40am: PM Modi arrives in Mangaluru (ANI Photo)

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published: Oct 29, 2017 10:54 IST