Congress Working President Dinesh Gundu Rao while addressing the candle-march protests against Asifa's rape and murder had used derogatory words against Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath. He had said that if CM Yogi comes to Karnataka again, he should be beaten up with slippers. Replying to the same, BJP spokesperson Prakash S has said that these derogatory words amount to a violation of the code of conduct ahead of elections. He has urged the Election Commission to book Dinesh Gundu Rao in this regard and to take strict action against him. BJP State President BS Yeddyurappa too has slammed Dinesh Gundu Rao and said that this is an insult to the leader form the Natha sect. This speaks a lot about Dinesh's culture, BSY said.