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PM Modi rally in Bangalore Highlights: ‘You may think the processor of Congress is slow but their software is corrupt’

PM Modi in Bengaluru Highlights: BJP is gearing up for PM Narendra Modi's first rally in Bengaluru today. Over 90 lakh voters spread across five constituencies in and around the city will be listening to what the BJP has to offer.

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PM Narendra Modi during his addresses at Palace Grounds, Bengaluru (Photo by ANI).

Modi in Bengaluru Highlights: Campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public meeting in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

He was being accompanied by top leaders of the party from the state. In his first rally in the city, Modi tried to woo voters from Bangalore Central, North and South, Bangalore Rural and Chikkaballapur constituencies.

Modi reached the venue late, by 7.30 pm, where tight security measures were in place by the Bengaluru city police. The City Traffic police had diverted the traffic and had issued an advisory to the public regarding the parking of vehicles in and around Sri Krishna Vihar Palace grounds.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally at Bengaluru's Palace Grounds. Here are the highlights.

Narendra Modi concludes the rally in Bengaluru

Narendra Modi concludes the rally in Bengaluru

PM Modi: processor of Congress is slow but their software is corrupt

"You may feel that the processor of Congress is slow but their software is corrupt. Their processor slows down when they had to take action in the interest of the country" said PM Modi 

Modi's delay address upsets some

Some people started leaving the venue as soon as Modi began speaking.

While one said he was heading home, another lady said she was rushing as she did not want to miss her bus.

The address which was first scheduled to begin at 4.30 pm was postponed to 6.30 this morning. However, it took yet another hour for the Prime Minister to reach Palace Grounds, Bengaluru (7.30 pm).

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PM Modi: "we worked for ease of business"

PM Modi said, "Congress has worked for ease of loot while BJP has worked for ease of business."

PM Modi: Taking the digital dream of Indians forward

PM Modi said, "We have laid the foundation for a digital India with Rupay, BHIM app and we are taking the digital dream of Indians forward."

Siddaramaiah takes a dig at PM Modi; says respect for PM post lost today

While PM Modi's address in Bengaluru progresses, former Karnataka CM and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah said at K.R. Nagar (Mysuru), "Today, respect for the post of Prime Minister is lost because of Narendra Modi

PM Modi on 'one rank one pension'

"One rank one pension has been possible only with our government the forces are been asking for one rank one pension for the past 40 years and the Congress government had not been able to provide them with the facilities," said Modi 

PM Modi: Congress party is very committed to the demilitarization in J&K

PM Modi: "Congress party is very committed to the demilitarization in Kashmir and asked the audience whether they agree with this situation"

Modi: We have isolated Pakistan internationally

PM Modi at the rally said, "we have isolated Pakistan internationally and now only China is with Pakistan.  Earlier only Russia was with us and all others were with Pakistan, we have changed this situation."

PM Modi: We are capable of fighting terror

PM Modi says, " lunchtime conversations have revolved around why India has been unable to respond to terror attacks like US and Israel, but now we have proved that we are capable."

Modi rakes up bomb blast in Bengaluru

PM Modi criticises Congress government in Karnataka for 'failed security features' deployed. Raking up old bomb blast events that occurred in the city, he asked, "Has something like this ever happen during my tenure?" 

PM Modi remembers former union minister Ananth Kumar at his Bengaluru rally

PM Modi remembers former union minister Ananth Kumar and former Jayanagara MLA Vijayakumar for their contribution to Bengaluru.

PM Modi in Bengaluru

PM Modi started addressing the  BJP rally in Bengaluru in Kannada "Nima Chowkidar ninda yallarigu  swaghatha" (Your Chowkidar welcoming you all' )

BJP Karnataka's top brass interact with PM Modi

Soon after Modi arrived on stage, Bangalore North BJP candidate D.V. Sadananda gifted the PM a portrait. Tejaswini Ananth Kumar greeted the PM; S.M. Krishna gets a seat next to Modi as BJP Karnataka President B.S. Yeddyurappa welcomed the audience. 

Yeddyurappa welcomes PM Modi in Bengaluru

BJP Karnataka President BS Yeddyurappa welcomes Narendra Modi, Former CM SM Krishna and other leaders.

PM Modi in Bengaluru shares stage with top BJP Karnataka leaders

PM Modi in Bengaluru shares stage with top Karnataka leaders like BS Yeddyurappa, Bangalore Central, North and South candidates PC Mohan, DV Sadananda Gowda and Tejasvi Surya  

PM Narendra Modi arrives

Prime Minister Modi arrives at Palace Grounds, Bengaluru. To begin address shortly. 

H.D. Devegowda slams PM Modi for 'false promises'

Meanwhile, at K.R. Nagar in Mysuru, JD(S) supremo H.D Devegowda slams PM Modi and BJP. "Siddaramaiah and I stand in front of the voters because the Modi government has misused powers for 5 years by only giving false promises to the country," he said. 

Modi speaks in Kannada at Mangaluru, wins hearts

PM Modi finished his address at Mangaluru in style, before beginning his journey to Bengaluru Palace Grounds. Here's what he said:

Congress releases video, takes a jibe at PM Modi demanding Bengaluru report card of promises made in 2014

Ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Bengaluru, Congress leaders have taken a dig at the PM and the BJP demanding a report card on the promises made in 2014.

Congress candidate for Bangalore North Krishna Byre Gowda tweeted, "Modi ji, welcome to Namma Bengaluru. When giving your magnificent 'Achhe Din' speech at the election rally, pls be sure give a report card on the promises your party made to Bengaluru in 2014. Bengaluru wants answers!"

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Modi in Bengaluru: Traffic diversion from International airport towards west, south  and north part of Bengaluru

From International airport towards west, south and North part of Bengaluru K.I.A.L. – Hebbal Flyover underpass – Rt.Turn – Kuvempu Circle – Lt.Turn – B.E.L. Circle – Sadashivanagar P.S. Jn., - Rt.Turn – B.H.E.L. Circle – Lt.Turn – Maramma Circle – Margosa Road – K.C.General Hospital and move further ahead.

PM tweets on his way, says Tamil Nadu DMK-Congress alliance "in big trouble."

While PM Modi is on his way for his Bengaluru address, he tweets that the political climate in Tamil Nadu is not in favour of the DMK-Congress alliance. 

Modi in Bengaluru: Traffic diversion from International airport towards East part of Bengaluru

From International airport towards East part of Bengaluru KIAL– Hebbal Flyover underpass – Lt.Turn – Outer Ring Road – Nagawara Jn., - Tannery Road – Hennur Junction and move further ahead

Modi in Bengaluru: Traffic diversion from Bengaluru East towards International airport

Due to the BJP rally at Palace ground, the Bengaluru Traffic Police has advised vehicle users to use the following route to reach their destination. From Bengaluru East towards International airport M.G.Road – Kamaraja Road – Thomas Cafe – Wheeler Road – I.T.C. Bridge – M.S.Nagar – I.O.C Bridge – Banaswadi Main Road – Lt.Turn – Outer Ring Road – Hennur Ring Road – Nagawara Jn., - Rt.Turn – Thanisandra Main Road – Hegde Nagar – Kattigehalli – Lt.Turn – Bagalur Cross – and move towards K.I.A.L. 3

Modi in Bengaluru: Traffic diversion from Bengaluru South towards International airport

Due to the BJP rally at Palace ground, the Bengaluru Traffic Police has advised vehicle users to use the following route to reach their destination. From Bengaluru South towards International airport - Basaveswara Circle – Old High Grounds P.S. Jn., - Lt.Turn – T.Chowdaiah Road – Windsor Manor Jn., Cauvery Theater Jn., - Lt.Turn – Bashyam Circle – Rt. Turn – Jeevraj Alwa Road – Sadshivanagar P.S. Jn., - New BEL Road – Hebbal Flyover and move towards K.I.A.L

Thousands await PM Modi's arrival at Palace Grounds.

Crowds gathering around. PM Modi to arrive soon at Sri Krishna Vihar, believed to be BJP's lucky venue.

Modi in Bengaluru: LIVE updates

Team Indian Express Bengaluru brings to you LIVE Updates from Palace Grounds where PM Narendra Modi is about to begin his address.

Modi in Bengaluru Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a BJP rally in Bengaluru Palace Grounds today. With the polling day fast approaching in Karnataka, it is expected to boost the party's image and influence among voters.

Bengaluru is home to over 70 lakh voters from across five constituencies spread in and around the city. BJP expects more than 2 lakh voters for the rally. As many as 11 huge LED screens have been installed at the venue.

Also Read: Elections 2019: How will Bengaluru vote?

In 2014, all the three city constituencies; Bangalore South, Bangalore Central and Bangalore North went the BJP way with margins of more than one lakh votes. In Bangalore South and North, the margin of victory was more than two lakh votes. The state leadership is confident of repeating the fete for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 as well.

However, competition is tough in Bangalore Central this time and a triangular contest is expected with multilingual actor Prakash Raj jumping into the fray as an independent candidate.

Also Read: Bangalore Central: Will Congress unseat the BJP?

Bangalore South constituency has also hit headlines this time as BJP unexpectedly announced 28-year-old Tejasvi Surya as their candidate over popular choice Tejaswini Ananth Kumar, wife of former union minister Ananth Kumar.

Also Read: Tejaswini Ananth Kumar tweets of a ‘broken’ heart and talks peace