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Karnataka elections: Congress govt indulging in divisive politics, says Amit Shah

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BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa, who will accompany Shah, will handover consolation letters to farmers and also a list of charges of against the Congress government, Swamy said. Shah will visit mutts associated with the Lingayat and Dalit communities during his visit.

Since TDP's exit from the NDA came after demands for special status for Andhra Pradesh were not met, as had been promised in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, Shah's open letter highlighted the provisions and benefits that had been given to the state instead.

The BJP had bent its own rules to name Lingayat heavyweight septuagenarian Yeddyurappa as BJP's chief ministerial candidate, even as the leader was embroiled in a corruption case.

"Standing in front of Sri Sri Sri Shivakumaraji feels like standing in front of God". Shah will kick-start his tour with a visit to Siddaganga mutt.

"The Siddaramaiah government has proposed to accord religion and minority status to Lingayats, but why did it not do it earlier?" The Murugha seer has been at the forefront of the movement demanding a separate Lingayat tag.

"(With) the stand India has taken on Doklam issue under Prime Minister Modi, a message has been sent to the entire world.

Gearing up for the next general election, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday set a target of 21 seats out of 25 Parliamentary Constituencies from North East in Lok Sabha polls in 2019. We waited patiently for four years for justice to the state. "Recently, a decision has been taken to fix MSP at 1.5 times of production cost, but the anti-farmer Siddaramaiah govt is not purchasing coconuts at the desired MSP".

Before visiting the state, the party chief said that he is "looking forward to being in Central Karnataka" and "interact with people of Tumakuru, Shivamogga, Davanagere and Chitradurga districts".

"I want to tell the Karnataka people that if BJP wins by majority, we will make Yeddyurappa the Chief Minister", he declared.

"For his petty political gains, Siddaramaiah has tried creating disharmony by putting one community over the other. This is reprehensible and he will pay for this".

Visit to Kavishaila, the home of kannada poet and Jnanapitha awardee Kuvempu followed. K Chandrasekhar Rao and N Chandrababu Naidu are against the Congress as is Ajit Jogi.

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