A TDP affiliated IT professionals group-predominantly Kamma Caste in Karnataka has reportedly claimed to have started an online campaign against BJP.
Andhra Pradesh’s Rayalaseema region shares a boundary with Karnataka, with a sizable population forming an important labour force in the latter. The Telugu speaking population in Karnataka are distributed predominantly in eight districts – Gulbarga, Raichur, Chitradurga, Tumkur, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Bangalore and Bangalore rural. It is believed that at least in 30 MLA constituencies, a sizable number of Telugu voters are distributed.
Telugu speaking communities, including the Reddys, are classified as Vokkaligas in Karnataka, who are considered as one of the dominant community in the state. Apart from Kannada, Urdu and Telugu, other prominently spoken languages in Karnataka are Marathi (spoken by 3.58 percent population), Tamil (3.55 percent) Tulu (3 percent), Hindi (2.5 percent), Konkani (1.4 percent), Malayalam (1.3 percent) and Kodava (0.3 percent).