Lok Sabha elections 2024: ‘Chaar June ko Chaar Sau Paar’, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. (Photo: PTI)

“Your role is bigger in achieving ‘Chaar June ko Chaar Sau Paar’,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi told voters on Monday while addressing a rally at Shivamogga in Karnataka.

“Before every election, the Congress party becomes an expert on lies and does the same in Karnataka,” the Prime Minister said ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

“If INDIA bloc wants to destroy ‘Shakti’, worshiping it is our explanation. If you vote for the BJP, you are voting for social justice,” PM Modi added.

“We are confident that the lotus of development will blossom in all seats of Karnataka on June 4,” he said.

This will be his second such meeting in Karnataka since the announcement of the Lok Sabha election dates. The first was on Saturday in Kalaburagi, home of Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge.

BJP is expecting a huge turnout at the Allama Prabhu (Freedom Park) ground for the rally in its home district of Yediyurappa, who is a member of the party’s all-important parliamentary board. The saffron party wants to improve its performance in 2019, where it won 25 of the 28 seats, in 2024.

Yediyurappa’s elder son BY Raghavendra is the BJP candidate for Shimoga Lok Sabha constituency, where former deputy chief minister KS Eshwarappa has announced that he will contest as an independent candidate as he is upset over the denial of ticket to his son KE Kantesh to to contest Haveri LS constituency.

Eshwarappa has even announced that he will skip Modi’s public meeting. The disgruntled leader had earlier stated that the Prime Minister “lives in his heart”.

BJP state chief BY Vijayendra, Yediyurappa’s second son and Shikaripura MLA, visited the Allama Prabhu grounds along with senior party functionaries to oversee the preparations and gave necessary directions to ensure that the meeting runs smoothly.

(With input from agencies)

First print: March 18, 2024 | 4:33 PM IST