Amit Shah in Karnataka Highlights: Farmers are angry with Siddaramaiah's government

12 April 2018, 06:51 PM
Amit Shah visits poll-bound Karnataka for Seers' blessings (File Photo)
Amit Shah visits poll-bound Karnataka for Seers' blessings (File Photo)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, who is on a two-day visit to Karnataka, held a 'dharna' in Dharwad on Thursday. BS Yeddyurappa, the Chief Ministerial candidate of upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections, joined Shah and other BJP leaders to stage a nationwide protest against the Congress' 'divisive politics'.

Later, Shah will visit a few religious mutts, hold a road show and address several meetings to discuss poll campaign strategies. He will seek the blessing of seers at Hindu mutts ahead of the May 12 Assembly elections, a party leader said.

Earlier, in the morning, the BJP chief visited Sri Siddharudha Mutt in Hubli of Dharwad district before joining his party colleagues in their protest against the Congress.

"I felt like seeing God when I met the revered pontiff. I sought his blessings for our party's success in the state assembly election," Shah said while visiting the 110-year-old Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami of the Siddaganga Mutt in Tumkur in March.

Apart from these, Shah will join farmers for lunch in Abbigeri village.

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The BJP president will also visit the Veera Narayanaswamy temple in Gadag district and Murusavira Mutt at Hubli in Dharwad district before holding a road show in the evening. He will later address a public meeting and have dinner with industrialists and traders.

On the second day, Shah will start his campaign with a visit to the Rani Chennamma Memorial in Kittur and address a party meeting later, according to a statement. He will attend a road show, address a women's convention, and interact with college students, it added.

Here are the live updates on Amit Shah's Karnataka visit:

#06:08 PM: BJP National President Shri Amit Shah's road show in Hubli, Karnataka.

#05:50 PM: Each and every grain collected from farmers across Karnataka is a symbol of their anger against Siddaramaiah's govt and their trust in to be elected Yeddyurappa government, Amit Shah tweeted while sharing the pictures of the concluding day of “Musti Dhanya Sangraha Abhiyan” in Abbigeri Villege, Gadag (Karnataka).

#05:01 PM: A frustrated Congress wants to spread hatred in the country and is playing divisive politics but the people of the country understand these tactics very well. Congress party has lost all major elections in the country since 2014 and the same will happen in Karnataka soon.

#05:00 PM: Congress knew very well that they can not debate in any of the House so they did not let the Parliament function. BJP was left with no choice but to go to the people as it is the biggest forum for us: Amit Shah.

#04:58 PM: Congress did not want a debate but just wanted to make noise. Congress party does not believe in democracy. It has held democracy hostage in its own household. Congress neither has internal party democracy nor can they save democracy in the country, says Amit Shah in Karnataka.

#4:57 PM: Joined BJP’s nationwide protest against divisive politics of Congress in Dharwad, Karnataka. All BJP MP's are holding the protest and fasting at District headquarters across the country to expose the anti-democratic and anti-development face of Congress.

#3:47 PM:

#01:40 PM: 

#12:38 PM: BJP President Amit Shah holds 'dharna' in #Karnataka's Dharwad; BS Yeddyurappa also present.

#12:36 PM: Shri Amit Shah joins the BJP’s Nationwide protest against divisive politics of Congress.

#11:44 AM: Visited Sri Siddhrudha Swami Math in Hubli, Karnataka. Siddhrudha Swamiji's teachings of Advaita Vedanta and his work towards social equality is exemplary, says Amit Shah.

#08:30 AM: BJP president Amit Shah's public programmmes on Thursday in Karnataka.

The BJP has launched an intensive campaign to drive out the Congress government from the state with Shah making frequent visits to lead the exercise.

Earlier, on Sunday the party released the names of 72 candidates ahead of poll notification on April 17.

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The party came to power in the state for the first time in 2008 but lost to Congress in the last Assembly election in May 2013.

First Published: Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:46 PM
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