Amit Shah begins his two-day latest tour of Karnataka
Bengaluru: Arousing the war cry in its bid to recapture power in Karnataka from Congress, BJP national president Amit Shah today began his two-day tour of Mumbai-Karnataka districts.
Continuing his sojourns to religious institutions and temples, he went straight on arrival to Siddarudha Math in Dharwad city and took blessing of the Siddarudha seer who has large following in the entire Karnataka.
Later he visited the residence of legendary poet and writer late Da Ra Bendre at Sadhanakeri in Dharwad and paid respects to the poet. Mr Bendre's granddaughter Roopa presented Mr Shah with two English translated versions of books written by her grandfather.
Then Mr Shah led a protest where he and other state leaders including former chief ministers B S Yeddyurappa, Jagadish Shettar, local parliamentarian Prahlad Joshi sat observing fast to protest against the recent Parliament disruption by opposition parties led by Congress and against 'dictatorial and divisive politics' of the Congress.
Addressing the gathering he flayed the anti democratic attitude of the opposition parties and expressed regret stating that most valuable time of the nation was lost due to non cooperation of the opposition parties. He gave a call to defeat such anti people and anti democratic stance taken by the Congress-led opposition.
A similar fast-protest was organized in the city which was attended by BJP Election Incharge for Karnataka Prakash Javdekar, other union ministers H N Ananth Kumar, D V Sadananda Gowda and others.
Mr Shah, later in the day at Dharwad, would visist at Abbigeri in Ron taluk to participate in the concluding ceremony of the 'Musthi Dhaanya Abhiyana' and participate in a road shot from Muru SAvira Math to Durbabail. Late in the evening he would interaction with entrepreneurs and traders in Hubballi the twin city of Dharwad.
Tomorrow, Mr Shah would visit Belagavi district.