CM aspirants visit temples before voting

CM aspirants visit temples before voting

Two chief ministerial aspirants, the BJP's B S Yeddyurappa and H D Kumaraswamy of the JD(S) on Saturday sought divine blessings as the polling process for the Assembly elections was set in motion.

The two leaders offered special prayers at temples for their success in the elections, in which the BJP is hoping to regain power and JD(S) is eyeing to be the "king", not just a "kingmaker."

Before leaving to exercise his franchise, Yeddyurappa with his party workers went to offer prayers at the 'Sankata Vimochana Anjaneya' at his constituency Shikaripura in Shivamogga district.

Former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy too sought the blessings of his family deity Bhairaveshwara at Adi Chunchanagiri Math at Vijayanagar in Bengaluru.

"Before going to cast my vote, I decided to seek the blessings of Lord Bhairaveshwara and the Adi Chunchanagiri seer (Nirmalanandanatha Swami)," said Kumaraswamy.