First he went to Dalit homes
to have breakfast. After the Opposition alleged that the food had been procured from outside those Dalit homes, former Karnataka
chief minister and state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President B S Yeddyurappa
decided to invite those families over for lunch
at his Dollar Road residence, sometime towards the end of this month. This is seen as part of the BJP
move to raid Congress’ Dalit vote bank in the state. While explaining the reason for hosting the “Dalit lunch”, Yeddyurappa said leaders such as Rahul Gandhi visited Dalit homes
for mere symbolism; on the contrary, he had been “moved” and “touched” by his interactions with them.