The Bharatiya Janata Party claims that Karnataka is the gateway to South for them. His huge majority in Karnataka will form the government because only the BJP is the only choice for the people in the state for development. BJP national president Amit Shah is on a tour of the state on the forthcoming assembly elections in Karnataka. Amit Shah said that the Congress is adopting various types of tactics to prevent its Chief Ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa from winning, one of which is also the issue of Lingayat community. Amit Shah, on the approval of Siddaramaiah government, suggested to grant Lingayat a different religion during a press conference, said, “Look, this is a strategy to stop Yeddyurappa from becoming Karnataka Chief Minister.
They want to wash Lingayat votes, but the community is aware of it. BJP will clarify its stand after the elections. But do you think that the Siddaramaiah government raised this demand after four and a half years? This demand has been made by Lingayat community for last 70 years. If the Congress is in favour of it, then when the UPA was in power in 2013, why was the appeal to give Lingayat the status of separate religion? This is only the issue raised for political gain.”
Amit Shah said, “Karnataka government is the ATM of corruption for Congress. Apart from this, there is no significance for Karnataka Congress Party. JDS is also not in a position to form a government here. If the people of Karnataka want to make any changes, then they will not be able to do JDS because they are limited to certain areas. Now there is only one option and it is BJP under the leadership of BS Yeddyurappa and Narendra Modi, which the people of Karnataka have set in their minds.”
Amit Shah is taking out Karnataka Jagriti Yatra in view of upcoming assembly elections in the state. During this visit, Shah is visiting those areas where the BJP’s hold is not strong. On the decision of sharing of tickets in the Assembly elections, he said that keeping in mind all aspects, candidates will be selected. The State Committee will select the names and send it to the parliamentary committee, after the scrutiny the candidates will be selected.