Byndoor MLA Sukumar Shetty has started a foot march from Nempu in his constituency to a place called Kollur with hundreds of BJP members in the hopes of Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister of India in the 2019 General Elections. They covered 25 kilometres in the march despite rains lashing the area. A special prayer was performed in the Mookambike temple on the banks of Souparnika river. "For the last four years, Narendra Modi has run a corruption-free administration. He will continue to do so in the future," said the MLA. He also prayed for the establishment of a BJP government under BS Yeddyurappa's leadership in Karnataka.