Ahead of the road show, Shah visited Siddaganga mutt, a prominent Lingayat seminary in Karnataka, and paid respects at the "Gadduge" (the final resting place) of its highly revered seer Shivakumara Swami, who passed away at the age of 111-year, in January this year.
Shah canvassed votes for BJP candidate G S Basavaraj on the last day of the electioneering in the constituency, which is going for polls on Thursday along with 13 other seats in the first of the two-phase elections in the state.
A large number of people gathered all along the route and showered flower petals on Shah as the "rath" wound its way in a delirious atmosphere.
Ahead of the "rath", BJP supporters sporting saffron caps and holding cutouts, placards and party flags danced to drum beats, as slogans of 'Modi Modi' rent the air.
Deve Gowda is the joint candidate of ruling Congress-JDS coalition in the constituency.
He has chosen to contest from Tumkur at the last minute, after vacating Hassan, his home tuft, to grandson Prajwal Revanna.
The fight in Tumkur is also seen as battle between Lingayats and Vokkaligas - the two dominant communities in Karnataka -- to which both Basavaraj and Gowda belong to respectively.
For Deve Gowda it is his first electoral battle from Tumkur, which has eight assembly segments. Four of them are held by BJP, three by JD(S) and one by Congress.
A total of 15 candidates are in the fray in the seat.
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