"Today, the country is moving forward from women development to women-led development", Modi said, interacting with Karnataka BJP Mahila Morcha workers through the "NarendraModi App", his third such outreach aimed at galvanising the party machinery for the D-day. The video even ends by saying the PM could use a paper for answers referring to the war of words between the BJP and the Congress over speaking from notes. It is the only state in the south where the BJP has been able to form a government in the past.
The BJP said it would focus on farmer welfare, if elected to power.
The Prime Minister further said that the Congress and the JD (S) have understanding behind the curtains. "Why are you hiding this?" Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma alleged there was an "opportunistic understanding and unholy nexus" with the JD (S) that the prime minister and BJP chief Amit Shah had sought and created.
Reminding the people about the coalition between the Congress and JD (S) during Bengaluru's mayoral poll past year, the PM alleged a "tacit alliance" between the two parties.
Siddaramaiah labelled it a "mutual admiration club", noting that Congress was now fighting a BJP-JD (S) alliance. "What is the deal between these two parties?" he questioned.
Nearly Rs 12 crore worth loans have been given out under the PMMY scheme, of which more than 70 per cent beneficiaries were women, the Prime Minister said.
2 civilians abducted, killed by LeT militants in JK
Meanwhile, the encounter has started between terrorists and security forces at Chattabal area of Srinagar . Police said both Ashraf and his wife Saima were grievously injured in the incident.
The BJP also released its manifesto for the Karnataka Assembly polls on Friday, making a plethora of promises to reach out to various sections.
The Karnataka assembly elections are on the corner and now the aggressive phase of the campaign has begun. During the 2014 general election, HD Deve Gowda had promised that if the BJP gets majority he would resign.
Continuing his visits to the religious shrines in poll bound Karnataka, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited Gurudwara in Bidar. The UP Chief Minister was in Karnataka to campaign for the BJP.
Mr Gandhi said that No doubt the Prime Minister is a popular man.
Karnataka BJP president and party's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa will accompany Modi in some of the rallies. People believed him and voted him to power.
This video has surfaced in the backdrop of the recent ban imposed by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government on the sale of cattle, including cows, for slaughter and restricting cattle trade exclusively to farm owners.