Karnataka polls: Actor Prakash Raj, TDP urge voters to reject BJP
Actor Prakash Raj urged Karnataka voters to reject “communal” BJP and Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party campaigned among Telugu-speaking people in Karnataka to keep BJP out
Actor Prakash Raj urged Karnataka’s voters to reject BJP in the upcoming assembly polls, saying communal forces must not win and must be weeded out, reported Kannada English channel News9.
Earlier, Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party took it’s war with erstwhile ally BJP over denial of special status to Andhra Pradesh, across the border into Karnataka. Times Now had reported that Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and senior TDP leader KE Krishna Murthy travelled to Karnataka to campaign among Telugu-speaking voters, to vote for “anybody but Modi” in the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections, slated for May 12.
ANI quoted the Deputy CM as saying “Telugu people should remember how PM Modi cheated them. Telugu speaking population in Karnataka shouldn't vote for BJP during upcoming assembly elections.”
Telugu speakers form a significant section of assembly seats in Hyderabad Karnataka region in the north-east part of the state bordering Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, including the districts of Bidar, Yadgir, Raichur, Koppal, Gulbarga and Bellary.