PM Narendra Modi Rally in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a rally in Dharwad, Karnataka. He laid the foundation stone for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Dharwad and witnessed the e-griha pravesh of as many as 2350 houses constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (U). Modi, who is on a whirlwind tour of three southern states has so far addressed public meetings in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh along with inaugurating several development projects.
In a rally at Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur, earlier today, Modi lashed out at the Congress for ignoring the defence sector. He blamed the grand old party of ignoring the nation’s security and accused them of ‘brokering deals and helping their own set of friends’ instead. Inaugurating a Strategic Petroleum Reserve facility of ONGC in Andhra Pradesh, the prime minister attacked CM Chandrababu Naidu, once an ally of the NDA. Modi said the CM promised to develop the infrastructure of Andhra but took a ‘U-turn’ and is now engaged in his own development. He also said that Naidu has deceived NTR by colluding with Congress.