- BJP will deploy some 40 "star campaigners" including PM Modi
- PM likely to visit Karnataka's 4 regions - coastal, north, central, south
- The Congress's campaign is led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah
BJP's Lok Sabha member from Karnataka Shobha Karandlaje in a letter to the state chief electoral officer Sanjiv Kumar mentioned the names of the party's star campaigners who will fly down to the Congress-ruled state to run a full-throttle campaign barely days before the election.
Besides PM Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah, union ministers Sushma Swaraj, Smriti Irani, Nirmala Sitharaman, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal and Hema Malini will visit the southern state where the BJP is counting on its state chief BS Yeddyurappa to take the party to victory.
PM Modi is likely to visit each of the state's four regions -- coastal, north, central and south -- besides Bengaluru and Mysuru, addressing two-to-three rallies a day till May 10.
The exact dates of the BJP leaders' visits to the state are yet to be finalised, the spokesperson added.
The Congress's campaign is led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
With inputs from IANS
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