BJP’s chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa gave a controversial statement during the campaign in Karnataka assembly elections. According to the ANI addressing an election rally in Belgaum, Yeddyurappa said, “don’t rest now, If you think that somebody isn’t voting, go to their homes, tie up their hands & legs & bring them to vote in favour of BJP”. After this statement of Yeddyurappa has created a storm in a political circle.
#BJP Karnataka chief ministerial candidate BS #Yeddyurappa on Saturday advised people to tie hands and legs of the non-voters and make them vote in favour of Mahantesh Doddagoudar, BJP candidate from Kittur. #KarnatakaElections2018
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) May 5, 2018
Congress has attacked Yeddyurappa on this controversial statement. Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said that, “Mr. Yeddyurappa has threatened people if they don’t vote for BJP. This is shocking coming from a party that claims to respect India’s democracy and Constitution. It reflects BJP’s fear of losing in Karnataka”.
"Mr. Yeddyurappa has threatened people if they don’t vote for BJP. This is shocking coming from a party that claims to respect India’s democracy and Constitution. It reflects BJP's fear of losing in Karnataka": @priyankac19 #NijaHeliModi #KarnatakaDefeatsBJP pic.twitter.com/wWhywTg56Z
— Karnataka Congress (@INCKarnataka) May 5, 2018
As you know voting will be held in Karnataka on May 12. BJP has also fielded Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the campaign for Karnataka elections. Today PM Modi addressed four election rallies in Karnataka. On Saturday, he attacked the Congress Party again.