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.