Mysuru: BJP chief Amit Shah began his two-day visit to election-bound Karnataka with a visit to Suttur Matt in Mysuru today.
He took the blessings of Suttur Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahasamijiâ€™s blessings and appreciated the efforts of Swamiji in spreading the values of Indian culture and traditions.
Later, he paid a visit to Amba Vilas Palace and met erstwhile Mysore royal family. Union Minister Ananth Kumar, BJP state President B S Yeddyurappa and Member of Parliament Pratap Simha were present on this occasion.
Amit Shah thereafter visited the house of Kyathamaranahalli Raju, an RSS activist who was hacked to death in 2016.
Speaking on the occasion, he said, 23 BJP workers were murdered in the state under Siddaramaiah Government and people have decided to end his rule. He assured the family members of those killed, that the culprits will be booked and punished when Yeddyurappa comes to power.
Speaking at the Navashakti samavesha in Mysuru he said Congress has lost many elections under Rahul Gandhi and the same will happen in Karnataka.
Clarifying on mistakenly saying that Yeddyurappa government was corrupt, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah said in Mysuru that he might have â€˜committed a mistake but people of Karnataka wonâ€™tâ€™.
â€œIn a slip of tongue, I said that Yeddyurappa government is corrupt instead of Siddaramaiahâ€™s and the entire Congress party started to rejoice. I want to tell Rahul Gandhi, that I might have made a mistake but the people of Karnataka will not,â€ Shah said.
On Tuesday, addressing the media, Shah had remarked, â€œA Supreme Court retired judge has said that if a comparison is made on corruption, then the Yeddyurappa government would get the number one award.â€
Former BJP Karnataka chief Prahlad Joshi, also present at the conference, nudged Shah by naming Siddaramaiah, the Congress chief minister in the state, and Shah promptly corrected himself.
â€œErâ€¦Siddaramaiah government will be given the number one award,â€ Shah said.