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To win Karnataka, Shah travelled 57,000 kilometres in 34 days

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    Amit Shah the president of the BJP wanted to leave nothing to chance. A win in Karnataka was extremely important as the party considers it as a gateway to the South. The campaign which was led by B S Yeddyurappa in Karnataka who is set to take oath of the chief minister was backed by Amit Shah to the hilt.

    Amit Shah

    During the hectic campaign he addressed 59 public meetings in the 28 districts of the state. In the 34 days that he spent in Karnataka, he travelled 57,135 kilometres. He even visited several mutts to consolidate the vote base of the party.

    The party was slightly down after the two by-poll defeats in Uttar Pradesh. Lifting the morale of the party was crucial for the BJP and Shah oversaw that entire process. Shah first took control of the campaign in the first week of April. He advised party workers to work at the booth-levels as it was this engineering that would win the elections, he said.

    He oversaw almost everything which included the finalisation of the manifesto. The BJP released a main manifesto and 224 others for each constituency.

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