In a city that is grappling with garbage crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose to highlight the garbage crisis in the country, which has also been plaguing the city for several years.
Addressing BJP party workers after arriving in the city for the first time as Prime Minister, Mr. Modi appealed to people of the country to give him 100 hours to clean the country. “Every week, I need just two hours to clean the country,” he said and touched upon cleansing the country as a symbol of patriotism.
He also thanked the people of Karnataka for contributing to the victory of BJP in the recent Lok Sabha elections.
Meanwhile, earlier in the evening, Mr. Modi arrived at the HAL airport and was greeted by Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah with a Mysore peta and a garland. Leaders of opposition in assembly and council, Jagadish Shettar and K.S. Eshwarappa were also present along with the city mayor N.Shanthakumari. Top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders including Union Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister for Fertilizers and Chemicals H.N. Ananth Kumar, former Chief Ministers B.S. Yeddyurappa and state president of the BJP Prahlad Joshi, were present at the HAL airport to greet him.
Top bureaucrats including Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee, Director General and Inspector General of Police Lal Rokhuma Pachuau and city police commissioner M.N. Reddi were also present to welcome the prime minister.
Mr Modi is on a two-day visit in the State. On Wednesday, Mr. Modi will head to the ISRO’s facility at Peenya to witness the Mars Orbiter Insertion and will later inaugurate the mega food park at the industrial estate in Tumkur.