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As Rahul Gandhi kickstarts his campaign for the coming assembly polls in Karnataka on Saturday, state BJP President B S 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 has won wherever Rahul Gandhi has campaigned in the past, in another tweet in Kannada he said: "Rahul's arrival is like arrival of good fortune for BJP." In a similar fashion, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public rally here 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.