PM Modi, who has extensive plans for the last stretch of campaigning, plans to address three more rallies. Back in the state after a day’s gap, he started the day with a rally at Kalaburagi in north Karnataka.
Addressing thousands at the grounds of a local school, the Prime Minister accused the Congress of “insulting national heroes” and the Indian Army.
“Karnataka has a rich history of valour with immortal names like Field Marshall Cariappa and General Thimayya. But how Congress governments treated them is well recorded in history. In 1948 after defeating Pakistan, General Thimayya was insulted by then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and defence minister Krishna Menon,” he said.
After the surgical strike, “our army chief was called a goonda by Congress,” the Prime Minister said. “I want to ask you. In our country, has even an uneducated person called our brave soldiers goondas?”
With just 10 days to go before the elections, the Prime Minister is crisscrossing the state, hopping from one end to the other.
He also took on the Congress over its treatment of farmers. His government, he…