With Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 fast approaching, it's no secret that many politicians stick further to superstition in the hope of gaining power. But there are some others, who may look at a number that can ring in luck. And here that secret number seems to shadow Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi too! Yes, we take you back to the time when demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes made news. He announced his decision on these two high-value notes on November 8, 2016 on national television exactly at 8 pm.


Well, if you call this coincidence, let’s go back to the day when he took oath as Prime Minister. On 26 May 2016, Narendra Modi took assumed the post of Prime Minister. And 26 totals to the number 8.


That is not all, he was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Gujarat for the last time on 26 December 2012. Again, the number 8.


The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recently announced their plan when Modi will wave his magic wand while campaigning in Karnataka for the upcoming polls. They are expecting to hold sixteen rallies in 8 days starting from April 29.


According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing his first rally in Kolar, Southern Karnataka, and followed by another rally in Raichur on 29 April. Modi will then proceed to Ballari and Belagavi on May 1, 2018. On May 3, he will hold rallies in Chamrajanagar and Udupi.


Modi is then expected to campaign in Jamakhandi and Bengaluru on May 5, Hubbali and Kalaburgi on May 6, Tumkur and Shivamogga on May 7, and the last leg of his campaign is scheduled in Mangaluru and Bengaluru the next day.


Will this number 8 recreate that Modi magic in this upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018? May 15 will give us the answer.