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.
— EXPRESS Bengaluru (@IEBengaluru) April 13, 2019
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.
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).
Here's why this young voter supports BJP
Demonetisation, Balakot strikes, Development: What a young voter at Modi’s Bengaluru rally has to say on why he’s backing the BJP.
Demonetisation, Balakot strikes, development: what a young voter at Modi’s Bengaluru rally has to say on why he’s backing @BJP4Karnataka — @ImMKR reports. https://t.co/n71KS3gU9C pic.twitter.com/vPH9tEFJYr— EXPRESS Bengaluru (@IEBengaluru) April 13, 2019
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.
.@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: @H_D_Devegowda— Karnataka Congress (@INCKarnataka) April 13, 2019
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:
"Nagara nagaradallu Chowkidararu— EXPRESS Bengaluru (@IEBengaluru) April 13, 2019
Makkalu makkalu Chowkidararu
Heriyaru Kiriyaru kuda Chowkidarraru
Vaidyaru Vaidyaru Chowkidararu
Vakkilaru Vakkilaru Chowkidararu"
PM @narendramodi ends #Mangaluru address in style. #LokSabhaElections2019
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!"
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! Watch this - https://t.co/3CAOKvXj2C— Krishna Byre Gowda (@krishnabgowda) April 13, 2019
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.
Political climate in Tamil Nadu clearly favours NDA. Have a look at pictures from Theni.— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 13, 2019
DMK-Congress are in big trouble. Their rallies are witnessing very thin attendance which is why they’re trying all sorts of tricks to draw crowds. But, people have decided to reject them pic.twitter.com/HAk03crwtN
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.