Leaders led by BJP district president H. Yogaramesh took out a march from their party office to the Congress office holding placards with slogans.
"Rahulji will visit Karnataka from February 10-12 for the first leg of the (poll) campaign", Parameshwara told reporters after the meeting. He is very happy that our our government has no anti-incumbency.
Scores of BJP supporters and activists staged a demonstration in the city on Friday condemning Chief Minister Siddaramaiah likening them to extremists.
Mr. Siddaramaiah has spread falsehood against the BJP for reaping political gains, said the activists. He also trashed the BJP campaign and its President Amit Shah's description of his government as anti-Hindu, saying they had nothing to talk about "and are raising irrelevant issues". That (Hindtva) is the only issue they have.
Gandhi would start his Karnataka tour from Bengaluru and also travel to the other parts of the state, he said, adding, "Various programmes have been lined up on all three days. (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi may also raise the same issue because they have no issues there". "They will teach a lesson to organizations that try to spark unrest among them, sow seeds of communalism and hate people of another religion in the name of dharma".
Venugopal said the leaders gave an assurance that they would all work united for the success of the party in the Assembly elections.
Ahead of the assembly elections in Karnataka this year, a Siddaramaiah-led Congress delegation from Karnataka met Rahul Gandhi at his residence earlier in the day.