Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election rally in Mangaluru on Saturday. Photo/ANI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election rally in Mangaluru on Saturday. Photo/ANI

Congress gets troubled when I remember martyrs: PM Modi

ANI | Updated: Apr 13, 2019 22:28 IST

Mangaluru (Karnataka) [India], Apr 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the Congress party gets troubled when he remembers martyrs.
“A nation that forgets its history and brave hearts who sacrificed their life ceases to exist. Now when Modi remembers these martyrs, it troubles the Congress and its allies,” said Prime Minister Modi while addressing an election rally here.
He accused the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) (JDS) of being "inspired" by dynasty. The Prime Minister said, “Congress and JDS are inspired by dynasty and we are inspired by nationalism. They find ways to benefit their family but we work hard to bring the last person standing in the line forward.”
Prime Minister Modi also said that this election is about deciding the fate of India in the 21st  century, and not about electing the MP and PM.
“This election is not about who will become the MP, Minister, Prime Minister or who will form the government? This election is about deciding how India of 21st century will be,” Prime Minister Modi said.  
“When I see an old man wearing a slipper receiving the Padma Shri award, then I think this is my India with beliefs in its capabilities. Five years ago, no one could have imagined that a person serving the poor tribal can be conferred with the Padma Shri award,” he said.
The Prime Minister also said that “a small mistake” during the recent Karnataka elections ruined the entire state.
"Recently, Assembly elections were held. It left a little more to be desired. Did it ruin Karnataka or not? A small mistake was made, which led to such a heavy price,” he said.
“Will you people let Karnataka be ruined further? Will we rectify the wrong that we did last time,” he asked.
“It was because of your blessings and support that I was able to take strong and bold action in the interest of the country,” he said.
Lok Sabha poll in Karnataka is scheduled to be conducted in two phases on April 18 and April 23. The results will be announced on May 23. (ANI)