Assembly polls: Amit Shah to attend road show, public meeting in Karnataka

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NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah is likely to attend a road show, a public meeting and a series of other public programs in Karnataka on Saturday as the southern state is likely to witness Assembly elections in mid-April or the beginning of May.

The Home Minister will participate in the roadshow near Brahma Devara Temple in Dharwad’s Kundgol area on Saturday, mentions an official engagement plan.

Shah will also attend a public meeting at M.K. Hubballi Belagavi in Karnataka’s Belagavi district, the plan pointed, adding that both events will be held on Saturday evening.

Expected to reach Karnataka anytime by late Friday evening, the Home Minister will start his day-long visit to Karnataka by attending the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology at 10.30 am in KLE Technology University, Hubballi city of the state.

The Minister will further lay the foundation stone of National Forensic Sciences University (Karnataka Campus) around noon in National Forensic Science University (NFSU) in Dharwad, a city located in the north-western part of Karnataka.

Shah will also offer prayers at Shambulingeshwara Temple in Dharwad’s Kundgol and visit Sri Basavanna Devara Mutt in the area on Saturday afternoon.

The Home Minister’s visit to Karnataka has been organised at a time when Assembly elections are scheduled here this year along with eight other states, including Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. These Assembly elections are said to be the semi-finals ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections scheduled to be held in 2024.

The elections in Karnataka are likely to be held in mid-April or the beginning of May. Ahead of the assembly polls, the focus of political parties has shifted to the state. Among the other significant seats, one is the Mangalore City South assembly constituency. (ANI)

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