Karnataka polls: PM Modi holds mega 26-km roadshow in Bengaluru
Bengaluru/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday began a mammoth 26-kilometer roadshow in support of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bengaluru days ahead of the crucial election to the south Indian state of Karnataka.
The roadshow, which is set to cross 13 assembly constituencies, began at Someshwara Sabha Bhavan, Konanakunte in Bommanahalli assembly constituency.
It is scheduled to end at Kadu Malleshwara Temple in Malleswaram.
The Prime Minister, who is the biggest trump card of the BJP in any election of the country, travelled in a vehicle amid the cheer from a huge number of people who gathered on the sides of the streets to get a glimpse of the popular leader.
Modi was accompanied by Tejasvi Surya and P.C. Mohan, the BJP MPs from Bengaluru South and Bengaluru Central respectively, in the vehicle.
The BJP, which is eyeing to return to power with full majority unlike 2018 polls, raised slogans 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and 'Jai Bajrang Bali' heating up the last run of the campaign.
Despite emerging as the single largest party in Karnataka in 2018, the BJP failed to form its government with the Congress tying up with Janata Dal Secular to form the government.
However, several crossovers from the Congress and JDS to the BJP helped the saffron party to return to power.
The 2023 assembly elections are scheduled to be held on May 10 and the results to be declared on 13th of the same month.
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