Karnataka News: Amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Mangaluru on Friday, senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah targeted some decisions of the central government. Taking a jibe, he asked whether his visit would pave the way for development or destruction. In a series of tweets with the hashtag ‘Modi reply’, the Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly questioned the contribution made by ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha MP Nalin Kumar to Mangaluru and the region. Siddaramaiah said, “Welcome Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Mangaluru. Will this visit of yours bring development? Or will it see destruction? I request you to answer these in your speech today.”
Is it growth or destruction?
Congress leader Siddaramaiah said entrepreneurs from Dakshina Kannada have set up syndicates, corporations, Vijaya, Canara and Karnataka banks. He said, “Mr. Narendra Modi, you have completely erased the names of three banks. Is this development or destruction?” The Congress leader tweeted, “Haji Abdullah (1906), Founder of Corporation Bank, TMA Pai, Founder of Syndicate Bank, Upendra Pai, Vaman Kudva (1925), AB Shetty (1931), Founder of Vijaya Bank. Yours to delete these names. Verdict Isn’t injustice done to these great entrepreneurs?”
PM will inaugurate projects worth so many crores
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Mangaluru on Friday, where he will inaugurate and lay foundation stones for mechanization and industrialization projects worth about Rs 3,800 crore. He will also address a large public meeting. Siddaramaiah said that the New Mangaluru port is the result of the contribution of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the efforts of former Chief Minister MP U Srinivas. It was inaugurated by Indira Gandhi in 1975. He accused the prime minister of selling port rights to his “close friend Adani”. He asked, ‘This is your development? Or is it destruction?’
Siddaramaiah claimed, “Bajpe airport, NMPT, NH-66, Regional Engineering College, MCF etc. all have Congress contribution.” “What is the contribution of BJP’s Karnataka unit and MP Nalin Kumar Kateel? Mangaluru is sinking? Inciting communal fire? Is this your development? or destruction?” he asked.
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