Mangaluru, May 15, 2018: During its campaigning spree, the BJP leaders right from Prime Minister Narendra Modi had spoken much about the murder of several Hindu activists in the region in the past few years. Now after the election results, the party through its official Twitter handle credited its victory in Bantwal and Moodbidri to the slain Hindu activists.
In Bantwal, the BJP candidate Rajesh Naik Ulipady has defeated B Ramanatha Rai, a six time MLA while in Moodbidri, Umanatha Kotian has won against Abhayachandra Jain.
The party in its twitter handle @BJP4Karnataka has dedicated the Moodbidri victory to its ’karyakarta Prashant Poojary’ while the Bantwal victory was dedicated to Sharath Madivala.
BJP’s first victory comes in the form of Umanath Kotyan’s win in Moodabidiri, Dakshina Kannada. Congratulations!— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 15, 2018
Here, our karyakarta Prashant Poojary was hacked to death by fundamentalists. We dedicate our victory to his memory. #BJPWinsKarnataka
We win massively in Bantawal, where young RSS worker Sharat Madiwal was brutally killed by Islamic fanatics. Congress Minister Ramanath Rai had given tacit support to these anti social elements.— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 15, 2018
People have now spoken. We dedicate Rajesh Naik’s win to the memory of Sharat.