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Political stalwarts to tour K’taka; to boost party’s poll prospects

Likewise, the Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav will also be touring the state to champion his party's cause in those constituencies where the SP is in the fray

With key state of Karnataka going to poll, the political stalwarts including Uttar Pradesh including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati will be touring the state to favour the parties they are supporting.

While Yogi Adityanath is set to address as many as 35 rallies and road shows, party sources said that the hectic Karnataka tour will begin on May 3 and he will be there holding rallies daily between May 7 and 10.

Likewise, the Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav will also be touring the state to champion his party’s cause in those constituencies where the SP is in the fray.

When asked specifically as to whether Akhilesh will campaign for the Congress too, Chowdhury said that it is only for the SP candidates for now.

BSP president Mayawati, whose party has entered into a pact with former prime minister HD Deve Gowda’s JD(S), has already started working in the state with her rallies starting on Wednesday from Mysuru.

She will be addressing a rally in Chitradurga on Thursday and Belagavi and Bidar on May 5-6 respectively.

The BSP is contesting on 20 seats in Karnataka and is hoping to open an account there with the Janata Dal(Secular) support.

Polling will be held in a single phase on May 12 for all the 224 Assembly seats in the Congress-ruled state, including 36 reserved for the Scheduled Castes and 15 for the Scheduled Tribes.

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