The comments of Dinesh Gundu Rao has now taken a caste turn as the Vokkaligara Okkuta has demanded the Election
Commission to disallow him from contesting the polls from Gandhinagar assembly constituency.
In a candle light protest against Yogi Adityanath who is slated to come for Karnataka for campaigning,Dinesh Gundu Rao said Yogi Adityanath must be thrown chappals if he comes to Karnataka.
He later apologized for his remarks calling it as a ‘Emotional Outburst’.
The Adi Chunchanagiri Mutt shares a connection with Yogi Adityanath as the practice and profess the Natha tradtions. It must also be remembered here that mentor of Yogi Adityanath -Shri Avaidyanatha and Bhairavaikya Balagangadharanatha swamiji shared a close connection. Adhichunchanagiri Mutt is the spiritual headquarters of the Vokkaliga community in Karnataka.
BJP Ups the Ante for ouster of Dinesh Gundu Rao from party
Former CM Sadananda Gowda, Shobha Karandlaje, BJP’s CM designate BS Yeddyurappa, MP from Mysuru & Kodagu constituency Pratap Simha, CT Ravi have condemned the remarks of Dinesh Gundu Rao against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
“The millions of Natha panth followers of Karnataka will never forgive the uncharitable remarks made by Shri Rao”
BS Yeddyurappa said. BJP also submitted a memorandum to the CEC for instigating party followers to throw slippers and urged the EC to disallow Dinesh Gundu Rao from holding any further meetings during the election period.