Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa today urged the party workers to live up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expectation of winning 300 seats in the coming Lok Sabha elections by winning all the 28 seats from the state alone.
"We have to live up to the expectation of Modiji by winning more than 300 seats and hence, we have to win all the 28 seats in Karnataka. This is the responsibility we have," Mr Yeddyurappa said in his address to the ''pramukhs'' (heads) of 10 Shakti Kendras in the run-up to the parliamentary polls.
He also asked the party cadres to serve as full-time workers just as PM Modi has been doing ever since he assumed office.
Giving a clarion call for "Mera Booth, Sabse Mazboot", the party's slogan to the grassroots level workers for aggressive campaigning ahead of the elections, Mr Yeddyurappa said the election dates could be announced any time soon.
The Shakti Kendra ''pramukhs'' were reminded that PM Modi had a vision to see India as a superpower in the world.
Hence, it was the responsibility of all the party workers to put in all their efforts to make him the prime minister again, he added.
"Prime Minister Modi did not take rest for even a single day in the last four and half years. You have noticed that he is toiling hard to make India and the party stronger," Mr Yeddyurappa told the party workers.
Hailing MiG-21 pilot Abhinandan Varthaman who displayed extraordinary valour, Mr Yeddyurappa said Pakistan agreed to release him following a warning by PM Modi to safely hand over him to India without a delay for a second, or else they will face the consequences.
Mr Yeddyurappa had come under fire on Thursday for his statement that the IAF's pre-emptive strike inside Pakistan territory would help the party secure at least 22 out of 28 seats in Karnataka.