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Karnataka polls: BJP's Yeddyurappa calls Rahul Gandhi an 'Election Hindu'

Yeddyurappa claims that the Congress President would fulfil BJP's dream of a "Congress Mukt Karnataka"

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Rahul Gandhi
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As kickstarts his campaign for the coming assembly polls in on Saturday, state B S 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," said in a tweet.

Stating that Congress has faced setback and BJP has won wherever 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, 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 are scheduled early this year.

First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 23:40 IST