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BJP's Yeddyurappa Urges Supporters Into Tying Non-Voters' Hands And Legs

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| May 5 , 2018 , 18:30 IST

The forthcoming Karnataka elections have become a battleground for Congress and BJP to prove themselves. Both the parties are making all the possible efforts to woo the state voters by coming up with various schemes, arguments and remarks.

However, the latest one spewed by BJP's Chief Minister candidate BS Yeddyurappa was shocking for all. Addressing a campaign rally in Belagavi district, he urged the BJP supporters to tie up people's hands and legs if they refuse to vote before bringing them to vote for the party.

"Don't rest now. If you think that somebody isn't voting, go to their homes, tie up their hands and legs and bring them to vote in favour of Mahantesh Doddagoudar (BJP candidate from the Kittur constituency)," said the former Karnataka CM.

He further stated that  Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will lose both in Badami and in Chamundeshwari. Yeddyurappa's remark didn't go unnoticed by the Congress ministers who accused the BJP leader of threatening voters.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala hit back at BJP with a tweet, which read, "A defeatist BJP facing rejection at the hands of Kannadigas is threatening voters in frustration. Mr Yeddyurappa, insulting democracy and intimidating voters will trounce the BJP decisively."

Karnataka will go to polls for all of its 225-member assembly seats on May 12. While Congress is currently ruling the state, BJP is making hard efforts of coming back to power in Karnataka after 5 years. The ballot results will be out on May 15.