Bengaluru: Reaching out to Dalits and other backward communities on the last of campaigning in poll-bound Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Thursday said his government was trying to fulfil BR Ambedkar’s dream of a powerful and prosperous nation.
Sharpening his attack on the ruling INC in Karnataka, he said the party failed to confer the Bharat Ratna on Ambedkar when it was in power.
Modi, while addressing the SC, ST, BC and Slum Morcha workers of Karnataka BJP via Narendra Modi app, said, “Our government has made the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act more stringent”.
He also reminded the workers that the BJP had the maximum number of members of Parliament belonging to the SC/ST, OBC, and minority communities.
Blaming the Congress, Modi said it did not allow the functioning of Parliament to avoid giving constitutional status to the OBC Commission.
“We are trying to fulfil Ambedkar’s dream of a powerful and prosperous nation,” he said.
Earlier, the Prime Minister had reached out to the party office-bearers and workers of the women and youth wings through the application.
Eyeing to sweep the polls, the two major political parties will hold multiple rallies on Thursday in their last attempt to attract the voters in their favour.
Top BJP leaders, union ministers, and two chief ministers will hold 52 road shows across 150 constituencies in Karnataka. BJP chief Amit Shah will hold a road show along with the party’s chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa in Badami, one of the two seats from where Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is contesting.
The campaigning for the crucial Karnataka Assembly polls will come to an end on Thursday at 5 pm. The Karnataka Assembly elections in the state will be held on 12 May in 223 constituencies, out of 224 of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly while the counting of votes and announcement of result will take place on 15 May.