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Karnataka Assembly Elections: “It is clear that Bengaluru wants BJP,” says Prime Minister Modi


Taking to the social media platform Twitter, PM Modi said, “It is clear that Bengaluru wants BJP. This city believes that our party will continue to deliver good governance and development.”

As reported by MOT, The 26 km roadshow from Someshwar Bhavan RBI Ground in Bengaluru South to Malleshwaram’s Sankey Tank, was covered in about three hours. Modi’s roadshow crossed parts of South and Central Bengal, touching on about a dozen Assembly segments.

The Prime Minister was joined by Bengaluru South MP, Tejasvi Surya and Bengaluru Central MP, PC Mohan.

The prime minister also reacted by scattering the flower petals collected on the vehicle back to the crowd. Massive provisions had been made along the stretch, including the erection of barricades, to ensure that the roadshow would run smoothly.

There was strict security. According to BJP state sources, tens of thousands of people had gathered along the road. The whole distance was decorated in saffron hues while BJP flags were seen on both sides of the road, and thousands of party workers and supporters also wore saffron scarves and caps.

In view of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), the BJP has made some changes to Modi’s two-day roadshow in Bengaluru. Instead of an eight-hour roadshow in one day, the event was split into two parts.

On Friday, the BJP decided to hold a shorter road show of about 10km on Sunday while holding a longer event on Saturday.

The route for the shorter roadshow was between the statue of Kempegowda in Thipasandra and Trinity Circle. The party made these changes to avoid inconvenience to the public.

(With input from MOT)

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.