As the electoral heat reaches its peak in Karnataka, both BJP and Congress leaders campaigned across the state. While Rahul Gandhi addressed public meetings in Gajendragarh and Kalaburagi, BJP released its poll manifesto earlier in the day. BJP chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa promised to re-introduce the Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Preservation Bill 2012 if the party came to power in the assembly elections slated for next week. At the inauguration of the election manifesto, Yeddyurappa stressed on the party’s commitment towards the welfare of the farmers and also announced various measures for them in the state.
While addressing party workers in Kalaburagi, he took several potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over several issues ranging from crimes against women to Amit Shah’s son’s alleged business expansion. The state is set to go to the polls on May 12 while counting is scheduled for May 15.