B S Yeddyurappa of the BJP stoked a controversy when he advised people to tie the hands and legs of people to make them vote. He made the statement during an election campaign at Kittur.
Addressing a public gathering, Yeddyurappa said, "don't rest now. If you think that somebody isn't voting, go to their homes, tie up their hands and legs and bring them to vote in favour of Mahantesh Doddagoudar," the candidate from Kittur.
Continuing his tirade against the Congress, he claimed that Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will lose both in Badami and in Chamundeshwari.
"Siddaramaiah will lose in Chamundi he will also lose in Badami against Sri Ramulu, Congress is now was sinking ship. That is why I am requesting you to vote in favour of the BJP," he added.
Karnataka will go to polls on May 12 to elect representatives to the 225-member state assembly. The results will be out on May 15.
|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|