The senior Congress leader said Mr Modi must understand that building lies was easy, but building cities is difficult.
Bengaluru: Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for dubbing Bengaluru “Sin City” in one of his campaign speeches on Thursday, Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari demanded that Mr Modi apologise publicly for describing Bengaluru in this manner.
The senior Congress leader said Mr Modi must understand that building lies was easy, but building cities is difficult. “It is proved beyond doubt that the Modi government has neglected Karnataka’s cities with its stepmotherly treatment. The BJP’s CM candidate, Mr B.S. Yeddyurappa is to solely blame for spoiling the city’s infrastructure,” he said.
According to him, Mr Modi and his party were staring at imminent defeat in the Assembly polls and in desperation, the PM was uttering lies whenever he opens his mouth. “Mr Modi coined certain unfortunate and disappointing phrases to describe Namma Bengaluru. It is not only an insult to the hard work and pride of 1.2 crore Bengalurueans, it is also a stark reminder of the fact that he can stoop to any level of rhetoric to score cheap political points,” Mr Tewari added.
He ridiculed the BJP’s vision document for Bengaluru and said it reminded him of the arithmetic theorem, 0+0=0. If B.S. Yeddyurappa was the BJP’s CM face, how could there be a vision for the party? “A vision of such magnitude always comes from a leader of character who envisions it right. Mr Yeddyurappa is seen as the epitome of corruption and extortion,” he said.