Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has requested the party in opposition to not politicise the fragile matter of rape while reluctantly addressing the terrifying instances of assault in Kathua and Unnao but Bengaluru's independent women have some questions from the BJP leaders.
"PM Modi, who last, visited Karnataka for campaigning in February, will address rallies at Santhemarahalli in" Chamarajanagara district, and Udupi and Chikkodi in Belagavi today. Modi is expected to address a minimum of 16 public rallies at district levels right upto the end of campaign until May 10.
A victory in Karnataka will be crucial for both the Congress and the BJP.
He will then head to the coastal town of Udupi, where he will seek the blessings of the head of the Pejawar Matha, Vishvesha Tirtha. The state is set to go to the polls in a single phase on May 12, with the counting of votes set for May 15. Opinion polls have so far forecast a close fight between the two parties and BJP believes that Modi's whirlwind campaign in the final days before the polls can tilt the scale in its favour. The Congress, however, is confident that it would return to power as anti-incumbency is not weighing heavily against the Siddaramaiah Government.
The Karnataka poll has virtually turned out to be a battle between present and former Chief Ministers, Siddaramaiah and Yeddyurappa respectively. The other major force in Karnataka politics - Deve Gowda's JD (S) - is also playing the game hard, perhaps with the hope of playing kingmaker.