Amit Shah in Karnataka: BJP chief to visit Mandya, Channapatna today, will interact with farmers, silk cultivators

A day after claiming that Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah and the JD(S) will get the "biggest shock of their lives" from the old Mysuru region during the upcoming polls, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah is set to visit Mandya and Ramanagara districts to meet farmers, silk cultivators and craftpersons on Saturday.

The BJP chief will hold a press conference in Mysuru, and interact with silk farmers at Channapatna in Ramanagara district and visit Mandya district as well. He will also be visiting the Sri Cheluvanarayanaswamy temple in Melukote in Mandya.

Shah is on a two-day visit to Mysuru and neighbouring districts of Karnataka. Shah began his tour of the old Mysuru region on Friday, covering the districts of Mysuru, Chamarajanagara, where BJP had not won even a single seat in the previous election.

Here is a detailed itinerary of Shah's visit on Saturday:

31 March (Day 2)
9.30 am - 10 am: Press conference at Rajendra Kalamandira in Mysuru.
10 am - 10.10 am: Launch of campaign vehicles at Rajendra Kalamandira.

File image of BJP chief Amit Shah. PTI

File image of BJP chief Amit Shah. PTI

10.40 am: Visit house of late Rajendrappa who committed suicide, Musti Dhanya Sangraha Abhiyan in Chinnenahalli, Srirangapatna.

12.10 pm: Visit Sri Cheluvanarayanaswamy temple in Melukote, Mandya district.

1.10 pm - 2.10 pm: Interaction and lunch with organic farmers and women at Vishveshwaraiah Stadium in Mandya.

2.45 pm - 3.45 pm: Shakti Kendra Pramukhs Samavesh of five districts Shashikiran Convention Hall in Mandya.

4.30 pm: Visit to Channapatna Craft Park

4.55 pm - 5.55 pm: Interaction with silk farmers at Channapatna.

Shah, on Friday, said his party, if voted to power, would make efforts to hunt down the killers of RSS and BJP workers in Karnataka, and hand out severest of punishment to them.

"I would like to tell the people of the state that Siddaramaiah's time has come to an end. Soon after the BJP forms the next government under Yeddyurappa's leadership, it will make all efforts to hunt down the killers (of RSS and BJP workers) from any corner of the world," he said.

Shah was speaking to reporters after meeting the family members of BJP worker Raju, who was hacked to death in March 2016.

The party chief also said it is the BJP, and not the JD(S), which had the ability to throw out the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government as Deve Gowda's party would only secure "a very few seats here and there".

"The Congress cannot take Karnataka on the path of development any further because its image has been soiled with corruption and the JD(S) does not have the ability to overthrow the Congress, because it can only win a few seats here and there," he said.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Mar 31, 2018 10:56:02 IST

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