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Karnataka: Politicos go on a pilgrimage to voters’ hearts with sponsored trips
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Karnataka: Politicos go on a pilgrimage to voters’ hearts with sponsored trips

It’s the election year in the state and a bumper time for voters, excursion-wise and of the religious kind. Political leaders across parties sponsor such tours as they seek to earn the goodwill of their constituents so that they can laugh all the way to the vote bank. Former minister and BJP legislator from Shimoga city K S Eshwarappa has reportedly funded the Om Shakti yatra of 6,251 Tamil-speaking people from Shivamogga to Melmaruvathur in Tamil Nadu.The pilgrims left in 112 KSRTC buses on Thursday to Melmaruvathur, which houses the shrine of Adi Parashakti. They left from Shubha Mangala convention hall, owned by Eshwarappa at Sharavathinagar in the city.Eshwarappa and Basavamurthy Madara Channaiah Swami of the Chitradurga-based Madara Channaiah Gurupeeta flagged off the buses at Free...