With just two more days of election campaign remaining in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold four back-to-back rallies across the southern state on Wednesday.
On the penultimate day of the campaigning, Modi will address poll rallies in Bangarapet, Chikmagalur, Belagavi and Bidar districts of Karnataka. BJP president Amit Shah will seek people’s votes in Bengaluru by holding a roadshow.
Meanwhile, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will begin the third day of the 9th phase of his Jana Aashirwada Yatre on Wednesday. Rahul will visit the Dodda Ganapathi Temple in Basavanagudi. Later in the day, he will also visit a garment factory in Bengaluru to interact with women workers.
# 06:54 PM: More visuals from Amit Shah road-show:
# 05:00 PM: Karnataka: Congress President offered prayers at Anjaneya Swamy Temple in Bengaluru.
# 04:53 PM: BJP president mocks at Congress and JDS: Congress and JDS are supporting each other. This just shows their desperation to win the elections.
# 04:50 PM: Amit Shah on Voter ID scam: Who is Congress to accuse us in voter ID scam? Their corporator has been arrested, it is their deed.
# 04:42 PM: BJP President Amit Shah holds a road-show in Bengaluru.
# 02:23 PM: Rahul attacks BJP-RSS: "We will never let the BJP-RSS tear apart the pluralistic fabric of our country," said Rahul Gandhi.
# 02:15 PM: The unbecoming of a PM: Modi thinks his strategy of personal criticism and mocking would benefit him. But the truth is that his comments are unbecoming of a PM and do not suit his position, said Rahul.
# 02:05 PM: Rahul declares BJP's victory in Karnataka: In Karnataka, when it comes to corruption, it’s a “No Contest” as this graphic shows. The BJP wins hands down
In Karnataka, when it comes to corruption, it’s a “No Contest” as this graphic shows. The BJP wins hands down! pic.twitter.com/nP578fLJzC— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 9, 2018
# 02:00 PM: After visiting a temple, Rahul Gandhi also visited the Dargah of Hazrat Tawakkal Mastan Shah in Bengaluru.
# 12:25 PM: Watch: Congress president Rahul Gandhi's interaction with women employees of garment industry.
# 11:40 AM: Congress' soft Hindutva!: Meanwhile, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, continuing his temple visits and went to Dodda Ganapathi Temple in Basavanagudi.
# 11:35 AM: PM asks how will big leaders react to 'Naamdaar' Rahul's announcement: To remove Modi, there are big meetings being held. How will the big leaders who attend these meetings react to this sudden announcement by one 'Naamdaar' that he is going to be PM.
# 11:30 AM: Rahul's ready for PM remark, shows his arrogance: Yesterday someone made an important declaration- he said, "I am going to be PM!" He came like those bullies, barging his way ahead when there are others who have many years of experience. How can someone just declare himself as the PM? This is simply nothing but arrogance.
# 11:20 AM: Modi sharpens his attack: During the UPA government, there was one Prime Minister and one remote control. In the NDA Government, our remote control and the high command are the 125 crore people of India.
# 11:10 AM: PM starts with a blistering attack on Congress: Modi said, "Congress has not done justice to the aspirations of the people of Karnataka. It is time for Congress' departure from Karnataka.There are the six evils that the Congress has brought on the nation - Congress culture - Communalism, Casteism, Crime, Corruption, Contractor system."
# 11:05 AM: LIVE : PM Narendra Modi addresses public meeting in Bangarapet, Karnataka.
# 11:00 AM: Hello and Welcome to News Nation Live updates. Karnataka Assembly election campaigning will come to an end Tomorrow and both the BJP and Congress have intensified their election campaign for the high-stake polls in the southern state. From PM Modi to Amit Shah to Rahul Gandhi, star campaginers of both parties will hold rallies and roadshows to woo the voters. We will bring you all the latest updates and happenings from their rallies in Karnataka.