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Karnataka polls: BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa calls Rahul Gandhi ‘election Hindu’    

The BJP Karnataka chief also said the Congress president would fulfil BJP’s dream of a “Congress Mukt Karnataka”.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2018 21:44 IST
BS Yeddyurappa, former chief minister of Karnataka, during an interview in Bengaluru.
BS Yeddyurappa, former chief minister of Karnataka, during an interview in Bengaluru.(Arijit Sen/HT File Photo)

As Rahul Gandhi kickstarts his campaign for the coming assembly polls in Karnataka on Saturday, state BJP president BS Yeddyurappa has welcomed the Congress President by calling him an “Election Hindu”.

He also claimed that the Congress president would fulfil BJP’s dream of a “Congress Mukt Karnataka”.

“I heartily welcome #ElectionHindu @OfficeOfRG to  Ballari. The #Congress President will fulfil our dream of a  #CongressMuktKarnataka,” Yeddyurappa said in a tweet.

Stating that Congress has faced setback and BJP has won wherever Rahul Gandhi has campaigned in the past, Yeddyurappa said in another tweet in Kannada: “Rahul’s arrival is like arrival of good fortune for BJP.”

In a similar fashion, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra  Modi’s public rally in Bengaluru on February 4, Karnataka chief  minister Siddaramaiah in a welcome tweet had asked him to find time to resolve the inter-state Mahadayi river water row with neighbouring Goa.

During his four-day visit, the first after being made All India Congress Committee chief, Gandhi will be visiting temples, mutts and a Dargha, along with addressing public meetings and conducting a road show by bus.

He is also expected to have corner meetings, interact with farmer union representatives and attend a tribal rally, among other things.

Assembly elections in Karnataka are scheduled early this year.