Nalin Kumar Kateel, the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency was provided with an armed bodyguard by the police after he received a spate of threatening calls on Monday and Tuesday.
The calls were taken by party MLC Ganesh Karnik, who was campaigning with him.
Dakshina Kannada SP A S Rao confirming about the calls said they were trying to trace the number. “It may be a ploy to reduce the impact of campaigning in the last two days. But we are not taking chances,” he added. Kateel has been provided with security.