Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai claimed on Sunday that the one-day visit of Union Minister Amit Shah has acted as a catalyst for the BJP workers, boosting their morale ahead of the upcoming state assembly elections. The Chief Minister stated that the state is witnessing a pro-BJP wave, which has been bolstered by Shah’s visit. CM Bommai, while informally interacting with the press here, said that the BJP, which already had a strong hold in Kittur, has strengthened after the Union Minister’s one-day visit. “The excitement of the public and party workers was reflected in the rally.” Shah’s visit to Kittur district “has instilled strength in the party in the region and increased enthusiasm among the party workers,” he said. Slamming the Congress for its confidence in winning the upcoming elections, Bom-mai said, “The Congress’s leaders are posing as if they have already come to power.” Let them say anything, but the truth is different. Not only the big turnout, but the spirit and enthusiasm in the public clearly indicate the Safron party’s coming back to power. “There is a pro-BJP wave across the state.” Speaking on Congress’ verbal attacks on him, Bommai said that the party is using cheap language, which shows that they are scared of defeat in the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections. “I have never made allegations against anybody in the last one and a half years and have not made any harsh statements on anyone.” “The political culture of Karnataka is not individual- or vengeance-based but issue- and development-oriented,” he said. “We are showing the achievements of the state and the union government without criticizing any party or politician.” “The language of the Congress demonstrates their desire to win the upcoming elections,” he added. , , He dismissed the finalization of the candidate list for the up-coming assembly elections and said that survey work is going on. The CM said Shah did not give any specific instructions to the state leaders in the Belaga-Vi meeting but told them to prepare for the assembly polls. , In response to the “Go Back, Ashok” posters that appeared following the appointment of Revenue Minister R. Ashok as the district’s in-charge minister, Bommai said that it is an act of three or four people, and the media need not sensationalize it.