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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
PTI, Bengaluru
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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 theCongress 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 haswon wherever Rahul Gandhi has campaigned in the past, Yeddyurappa said in another tweet in Kannada: “Rahul’s arrival is likearrival 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 withneighbouring 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 meetingsand 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 earlythis year.

First Published: Feb 09, 2018 21:44 IST