Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address two public meetings in Karnataka on Friday, May 6, 2023. The first rally will take place in Bellary at 2 pm, followed by a second rally in Tumkur Dehat at 4.30 pm.
The rallies are expected to draw large crowds, with supporters of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) eager to hear the prime minister speak. The BJP has been focusing on campaigning ahead of the upcoming state assembly elections in Karnataka, which are scheduled to take place in early 2024.
In Bellary, Modi is expected to address issues related to the mining industry, which is a major source of employment in the region. He is also likely to talk about the BJP’s plans for the development of the region and the state as a whole.
In Tumkur Dehat, the prime minister is expected to speak about the government’s efforts to promote agriculture and rural development. Tumkur is known for its agriculture and horticulture industries, and the BJP has been focusing on reaching out to farmers and rural voters ahead of the state assembly elections.
Modi’s visit to Karnataka is part of his ongoing tour of the country, as he travels to various states to address public rallies and connect with voters. The prime minister’s rallies have become a key part of the BJP’s election strategy, as they help to energize the party’s supporters and attract new voters to the fold.
The BJP has been in power in Karnataka since 2018, after forming a coalition government with the Janata Dal (Secular) party. However, the government collapsed in 2019, leading to the BJP forming a new government under the leadership of Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa.
The upcoming state assembly elections in Karnataka are expected to be closely contested, with the BJP facing stiff competition from the opposition parties. The Congress party, which ruled Karnataka for several decades before losing power to the BJP in 2008, is hoping to stage a comeback in the state.
Modi’s rallies in Bellary and Tumkur Dehat are expected to give a boost to the BJP’s election campaign, as the party seeks to retain power in Karnataka and consolidate its position ahead of the 2024 general elections.