Another Reddy brother in BJP's third list for Karnataka polls

  • Another Reddy brother in BJP's third list for Karnataka polls

Another Reddy brother in BJP's third list for Karnataka polls

This, probably, was the only occasion when Modi's photo was not seen on the posters at the party event of such magnitude and that too in Raebareli, the parliamentary constituency of Congress leader Ms Sonia Gandhi.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Thursday directed his party booth level workers that Karnataka assembly polls to sacrifice their sleep till state unit chief BS Yeddyurappa is sworn in as chief minister.

He alleged that the grand old party was trying to "defame" Hindus.

"However dirty the Congress plotted, the courts have brought out the truth", he said, adding even Swami Aseemanand has been discharged of charges of plotting a bomb blast, in a court.

"I want to tell Rahul "Baba", your leaders, P Chidrambaram, Sushil Shinde etc talked about saffron terrorism. Today you should apologise to the whole nation".

Lauding the Yogi Adityanath Government, Shah said that Uttar Pradesh was known for violence during the SP and BSP rule but the law and order improved after Yogi Government took measures to flee the goons, improving law and order of the state. Shah asked the gathering.

Referring to the Supreme Court's judgement in Judge B H Loya's death case yesterday, Mr Rai said that the petition filed for probe into Judge Loya death was a politically motivated one and part of conspiracy against BJP chief for maligning his image.

Though the BJP swept Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 general election, the BJP lost both Rae Bareli and Amethi, which is represented by Congress president Rahul Gandhi in the Parliament, to the Congress.

Karnataka Assembly polls are scheduled for May 12 and counting of votes will be on May 15.

Barring three exceptions - 1977, 1996 and 1998 - Rae Bareli has stood with the Congress since 1952.