File photo of Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala. Photograph:( ANI )
Congress party on Saturday slammed BJP for ''threatening voters in frustration''.
"A defeatist BJP facing rejection at the hands of Kannadigas is threatening voters in frustration. Mr Yeddyurappa, insulting democracy and intimidating voters will trounce the BJP decisively," tweeted Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.
Earlier BJP Karnataka chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa advised people to tie hands and legs of the non-voters and make them vote in favour of Mahantesh Doddagoudar, BJP candidate from Kittur.
Addressing a public gathering at Belagavi, 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."
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.
A defeatist BJP facing rejection at the hands of Kannadigas is threatening voters in frustration.— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) May 5, 2018
Mr. Yeddyurappa, insulting democracy & intimidating voters will trounce the BJP decisively. https://t.co/3hGuFAsZ6p