Modi, as well as his party leaders, have been advocating simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections, saying that it will help the government carry out developmental activities without impediments.
"The Siddaramaiah government has turned into a Seedha Rupaiah (straightaway money) government as no official work is done without giving money or 10, 12, 15 per cent commission", Modi said at a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally in this textile town, about 260km northwest of Bengaluru.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh told reporters that the issue of simultaneous polls, strengthening the organisation further ahead of the next Lok Sabha elections and taking the party's development agenda to the poor were among the issues discussed.
The Prime Minister claimed his government had taken several steps for the transformation of the agriculture sector.
Winding up the second leg of his visit to the state a fortnight after the four-day tour of the erstwhile Hyderabad-Karnataka region, the party chief interacted with the rural people, farmers and women from self-help group. "Every section of society is unhappy with the Congress government in Karnataka". They are removing Congress. Singh added the meeting discussed roles different State are to play in NaMocare healthcare schemes where ten core families are to come under health insurance.
Lashing out at the Congress, Modi questioned their "48-year misrule", and urged people to compare it to the 48 months of the NDA. One tea seller has served for nearly 48 months.
The Congress party never cared for the poor and the farmers, Modi remarked, while hailing Yeddyurappa as the "farmers' friend".
Held at the new BJP headquarters, the six-hour meeting deliberated on the welfare schemes of "Garib Awas", "Gramin development", increasing farmers' income by at least one and half times and electrification of every household.