Mangaluru

Elections all about nation and stable government, says Tara

BJP leader Tara seeking votes for Nalin Kumar Kateel, BJP candidate in Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha Constituency, while campaigning inside a fish market at State Bank in Mangaluru on Thursday.

BJP leader Tara seeking votes for Nalin Kumar Kateel, BJP candidate in Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha Constituency, while campaigning inside a fish market at State Bank in Mangaluru on Thursday.  

BJP’s star campaigner interacts with fisherwomen in the city

Star campaigner of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tara on Thursday said that there was nothing wrong in BJP cadre invoking the name of Narendra Modi during the election when the Opposition Congress and Janata Dal(S) had no problem in using the names of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi and H.D. Deve Gowda and others.

Speaking to reporters after interacting with women who sell fish at the fish market next to State Bank bus terminal here, Ms. Tara said that the ensuing Lok Sabha polls is all about the nation and not local issues. The electorate has already decided in favour of a stable and corruption-free government at the Centre and “candidature has now become irrelevant,” she said.

Responding to the grouse of fisherwomen that the market was being shifted elsewhere under the Smart City project, Ms. Tara said that it would not happen and the market has to stay where it is. The State government has the responsibility of renovating the market place and offer a decent and clean place to fisherwomen to sell fish. “If you re-elect Nalin Kumar Kateel and strengthen the hands of Narendra Modi, you would see the changes,” she promised.

The former MLC said that she was pained to see the pathetic condition in which the fisherwomen sit and sell fish and other marine produce. She told reporters when the State government can build fish markets at various places, what prevents it from building one at State Bank.

She said that the Union government, responding to the demand from fishermen community, recently bifurcated the Agriculture Ministry creating a department for fisheries and this should help the fishermen community.

Ms. Tara noted that campaigners these days need not inform people about issues as there is greater awareness among the masses. She said that there is a huge Modi-wave across the State and the BJP was confident of winning all constituencies.

BJP leaders Ramachandra Baikampady and others accompanied Ms. Tara.

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