Amidst the election heat, posters banning Congressmen have come up outside houses in Bantwal, coastal Karnataka. The posters were found outside several houses in Kanyana village asking Congress leaders to stay away.
"This is a Hindu house. Congress leaders who supported the conversion of Ganyashri through lies are not allowed here," the posters in Kannada read. The poster also said," even our house has a girl child."
The issue relating to a girl called Ganyashri had created a row in this village. She is alleged to have eloped as a result of which the family faced embarrassment as her engagement was fixed. The residents of this village suspect the role of some Congress leaders. They say that the girl was converted by deceit.
The villagers had waited for the elections and decided to teach the Congress leaders a lesson. They say that the Congress needs to be taught a lesson for its excessive minority appeasement being carried out at the expense of Hindus.
|Karnataka Assembly Election dates|
|Date of notification||April 17|
|Last date to file nominations||April 24|
|Last date to withdraw nominations||April 27|
|Date of polling||May 12|
|Date of counting||May 15|