Yogi to hit campaign trail on May 3

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adithyanath addressing at the public meeting, as a part of parivarthana yatra, at Vijayanagar in Bengaluru on Sunday. Photo/ BH Shivakumar

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is all set to join the Assembly election campaign in Karnataka for the BJP.

According to the Uttar Pradesh BJP sources here, Adityanath, who was one of the star campaigners for the saffron party, would be addressing around three dozen election rallies in Karnataka besides holding several roadshows.

The chief minister will in all be spending six days in Karnataka. ‘’Adityanath will be hitting the campaign trail on May 3...he will return to Lucknow on May 4.....he will again be visiting the state on May 7 and spend four days there,’’ a senior BJP leader said here on Tuesday.

Adityanath would be addressing four to five rallies in a day, he added.

The BJP leader said that Adityanath had a large number of followers in the southern state as there were disciples of the Nath sect, to which he belonged.

It was earlier apprehended that Adityanath’s demand in Karnataka would decrease following the BJP’s humiliating defeat in the recently held Lok Sabha by-polls in Gorakhpur, his home town, and Phulpur.

BJP leaders here admitted that the chief minister would have spent more time in Karnataka had the results of the two Lok Sabha by-polls had gone in favor of the saffron party.

Adityanath on Tuesday expressed confidence that the BJP would form government in Karnataka. ‘’We are going to win in Karnataka....the Congress will be wiped out,’’ he said in an informal chat with reporters while being on a visit to Sultanpur district, about 150 kilometres from here.

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