NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will join the Bharatiya Janata Party’s campaign in Karnataka for the upcoming state Assembly polls from Belagavi and Bagalkot districts starting Wednesday, sources said. Rajnath tested Covid-positive last week. He has since recovered from the disease.
Notably, the Defence Minister featured in the list of BJP’s star campaigners released by the party. Big names in the BJP including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party president J P Nadda among others featured in the party’s list of star campaigners for the May 10 Karnataka assembly elections.
The BJP released a list of 40 star campaigners on April 18 for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections for which the BJP has exerted full might to return to power. The other big names from the Centre which will seek votes for the party in Karnataka, the BJP’s gateway to the South, include Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, Pralhad Joshi, Smriti Irani and others.
The BJP is seeking a second term in the state and has exuded confidence of returning to power with a full majority. The BJP’s election campaign is likely to get a boost with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the State on April 29.
According to Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, PM Modi will start his campaign from Belagavi. He will visit Chikkodi, Kittur and Kudachi in Belagavi, one of the biggest districts of Karnataka. The Prime Minister will also visit Uttara Kannada district. The PM will again visit the poll-bound State on May 3. Karnataka will go to polls on May 10 and the votes will be counted on May 13. (ANI)