Modi to interact with Karnataka candidates, leaders tomorrow

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Mining baron and former Karnataka minister G Janardhan Reddy, who has spent three years in jail on charges of corruption and illegal mining, has been campaigning for the Bharatiya Janata Party in northern parts of the state. Why can Kumaraswamy not attack Yeddyurappa or BJP? The expected presence of PM and CMs of BJP ruled States in Kedarnath temple which is one of the most revered shrines of Lord Shiva in the country on the auspicious occasion of opening of its portals would surely give a message to lakhs of Shaivites in Karnataka just days before it goes for polls. We can understand your frustration and desperation Mr. CM.

Another opinion poll conducted for India Today news channel earlier this month also predicted that, on their own, both the Congress and BJP would fall short of the majority mark.

Stating that it is time they teach CM definition of "Import", the BJP said, "Bring (goods or services) into a country from overseas".

Seeking to turn the poll battle fiercer, the BJP fielded party Lok Sabha member and Scheduled Tribe leader B Sriramulu, who also filed his papers from Badami, making it his second constituency. For ex: when you get Italian toiletries for your Bengaluru bathroom, it's import.

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A record number of 2,407 candidates are in the fray for the May 12 Karnataka assembly elections, as per the nominations received by the Election Commission till Tuesday, the last day for filing nominations.

"The state Lokayukta's report of July 27, 2011 led to the removal of Yeddyurappa as the BJP's first Chief Minister in the south on July 31, 2011".

The BJP also targeted Karnataka Congress in-charge K C Venugopal by tweeting, "Now, we think it is time we teach CM definition of "Import": bring (goods or services) into a country from overseas".

Accusing the BJP of betraying Kannadigas and protecting the Reddy brothers, the party official said iron ore valued at Rs 35,000 crore was mined, extracted and sold to domestic and export markets illegally, as revealed in the probe report.