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DK Shivakumar will take part in Bhasm Aarti at the Ujjain Mahakaleshwar temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlings in the country I Photo: FaceBook

Thanksgiving trip? Karnataka Dy CM Shivakumar set to visit three temples in MP

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Karnataka’s Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar is scheduled to visit Madhya Pradesh on Saturday afternoon for a two-day state tour. During his visit, he will pray at esteemed shrines, which include the Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain.

The visit is being seen as a thanksgiving trip after the Congress pulled off an emphatic victory in the assembly elections in the southern state last month.

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Shivakumar is expected to reach Gwalior airport around 2 pm on a special plane following which he will head for Datia district to offer prayers at the famous Peetambra Peeth, a complex of Hindu temples, according to his tour programme released to the media.

The 61-year-old Congress leader will return to Gwalior and fly off to Indore from where he will travel to Ujjain by road.

Around 4 am on Sunday, he will take part in Bhasm Aarti at the Ujjain Mahakaleshwar temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlings in the country. He will also visit the Kalabhairava temple in the city.

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The Karnataka Congress chief, known for his troubleshooting skills in the party, will depart from Indore on Sunday morning.

In the elections to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly last month, the Congress won 135 seats. The BJP and JD(S) won 66 and 19 seats respectively.

(With agency inputs)

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