Shaken after the support that the IT czar Nandan Nilekani is getting from the constituency, the state unit of the BJP has sent an SOS to Narendra Modi requesting him to address a meeting in this high-profile constituency.
This battle between BJP's five time MP Ananth Kumar and Congress's popular candidate Nandan Nilekani is being closely watched by people across the country.
Hence, to increase the chances and popularity of Ananth Kumar, the BJP is keen on bringing Modi to Bangalore on April 8 in an attempt to shore up the spirits of party workers and gather a few votes.
Rahul Gandhi will not be far behind if Modi comes to Bangalore. The Congress unit in the state has requested Rahul Gandhi to address a string of meetings in the Bangalore South constituency. Sources said he is likely to visit the constituency on April 7.
War of words
Meanwhile, projecting a brave face and dismissing any significant support base for Nandan Nilekani in this IT hub, Kumar says the former Infosys chief was in fact carrying a huge baggage of the Congress party.
Responding to the remark, Nilekani has said that "I have a clear conscience. But the baggage that Ananth Kumar is carrying is his own, and its very heavy."