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CM aspirants Yeddyurappa and Kumaraswamy seek divine blessings

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Two chief ministerial aspirants, BJP's B S and H D of JDS, today sought divine blessings as the polling process for the elections was set in motion.

The two leaders offered special prayers at temples for their success in the election, in which BJP is hoping to regain power and JDS is eyeing to be the "king", not just a "kingmaker."

Before leaving to exercise his franchise, with his party workers went to offer prayers at the 'Sankata Vimochana Anjaneya' at in his constituency.

Former and number two in the (S) hierarchy, H D too sought the blessings of his family deity Bhairaveshwara at Adi Chunchanagiri Math at Vijayanagar in Bengaluru.

"Before going to cast my vote, I decided to seek the blessings of Lord Bhairaveshwara and the Adi Chunchanagiri seer (Nirmalananda Swami)," said

Adi Chunchanagiri is an important religious seat linked to the powerful Vokkaliga community.

A Vokkaliga himself, Kumaraswamy and his party JD(S) mainly on Vokkaligas and minorities.

Similarly, BJP's Badami candidate B Sriramulu, who is fighting the Siddaramaiah, performed special 'Go-Pooja'.

He worshipped the holy cow early morning before leaving to cast his vote.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 12:07 IST