Tie voters hands and legs and bring them to booth, says Yeddyurappa

New Delhi, May 5: BJP's chief ministerial candidate Yeddyruappa has a scary piece of advise for the potential voters of Karnataka. If thy refuse to come to the booth then the supporters are advised to tied their hands and feet and bring them to the polling booth. And this is no hearsay; it has come straight from the horse's mouth."Don't rest now. If you think that somebody isn't voting, go to their homes, tie up their hands and legs and bring them to vote in favour of Mahantesh Doddagoudar (BJP candidate from Kittur), " says BS Yeddyurappa, BJP CM candidate for Karnataka in Belagavi.According to political observers, the decision of Yeddyurappa to contest from North Karnataka is to counter the Congress' strategy to divide Lingayat votes by raising the issue of separate religion tag to Lingayats.A majority of the Lingayat community resides in northern parts of Karnataka and mostly vote for the BJP in assembly and Lok Sabha elections.Shikaripura, which falls in Shimoga district of central Karnataka, has been Yeddyurappa's bastion for long.He has won the Shikaripura seat since its conversion from reserve constituency to general category from 1983 for six times up to 2008, when he bagged the seat with a huge margin against political stalwart and former chief minister late S Bangarappa, except in 1999.