Mangaluru, Jan 23, 2018: V Sunil Kumar, BJP MLA from Karkala addressing a rally in Bantwal said that, the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 in Bantwal will be a fight between Allah and Ram.
"The upcoming election is not between Rajesh Nayak and Ramanath Rai but an election between Allah and Ram. Who does Bantwal want? You decide. Will we reelect Allah again and again or should we choose a believer of Ram? The people of Bantwal have to decide in the election," Sunil Kumar is seen saying in a video.
The MLA who hails from a strong RSS background is seen attacking district-in-charge minister Ramanath Rai for minority appeasement making it a matter of "Hindu pride". "This is not between BJP and Congress. A man who has won six times says he does not want Hindu votes and now it is a matter of our honour. It is a matter not just of Bantwal but the pride of the entire district," Sunil Kumar says in his speech as the crowds cheer on.
Ramanath Rai had earlier said that Allah’s blessing were also abundant in him making him a six-time MLA in Bantwal. Provoking the people, MLA Sunil said that this is the matter of dignity of Hindus.