Commenting on Modi's short-term visit to Karnataka, Gujarat Congress spokesperson Jayrajsinh Parmar on Friday, April 26 was quoted as saying, "Karnataka's former Chief Minister B S Yedyurappa had pledged his support to Modi for the Prime Minister's post and so Modi is repaying his debt to Yedyurappa by addressing just a single public rally in the state."
Clarifying his comment, Parmar said, "At a BJP national executive council meeting, Yedyurappa had said that Narendra Modi was his first choice as a Prime Ministerial candidate and openly supported him. Modi is repaying his debt to Yedyurappa by addressing just a single public rally in the state."
The Congress leader also claimed that Modi did not want to spoil his relation with former Karnataka Chief Minister Yeddyurappa who resigned from BJP and formed his own party -- Karnataka Janata Party (KJP).
Continuing his statement, Parmar also added, "But, now Narendra Modi is not going to Karnataka for his party seeing BJP's fragile situation over there."
Karnataka would hold the crucial assembly elections on Sunday, May 5. BJP has been trying to woo the voters as it is believed that image of the party has been maligned over several corruption cases against its leaders and ministers.