New Delhi, Feb 13 (PTI) After winding up his four-day campaign in poll-bound Karnataka, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today thanked the state for the “warmth and affection” it extended to him during the visit.

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi posted a video showing highlights of the campaign ‘Jana Ashirwada Yatre’, during which he held rallies, interacted with farmers and visited temples and a dargah.

“Thank you Karnataka for your warmth and affection!” he tweeted.

Though the schedule for election in Karnataka is yet to be declared, the campaign for the high-voltage poll has already begun.

The ruling Congress is seeking to retain power in Karnataka, where Assembly polls are due early this year, while the BJP is eyeing to wrest the southern state from it. The Congress had unseated the BJP in Karnataka in 2013.

The HD Deve Gowda-led JD(S) is another major party in the contest.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.