Udupi: "The Navakarnataka Parivarthana Yatra’s main objective is not to make me the chief minister, but to ensure peace, honesty and a united clean administration in the state", said B S Yeddyurappa, MP, BJP state president and former chief minister of Karnataka.
Addressing a gathering at the Navakarnataka Parivarthana Yatra at Chittarangan Circle here on November 12, he said that the outcome of the Yatra gave them the assurance that they would win more than 150 seats in the upcoming elections in the state. "The people of Karnataka are fed up of Siddaramiah’s government", he claimed.
He went on to elaborate that the objective of the BJP's campaign was to make Karnataka, free of the Congress party, which is a plan that falls in line with Modi's dream of making India free from the Congress party.
Coming down heavily on Siddaramaiah's government, he said that the chief minister had been sowing the seeds of poison in relation to the issues of caste. Yeddyurappa also brought up how Siddaramaiah allegedly insulted the religious sentiments of the devotees of Dharmasthala by eating fish and chicken just before visiting the temple.
He accused Siddaramaiah's government of being filled to the brim with corruption and also accused the state of not having enough developments in the last four years, despite the budget being increased. He claimed that the treasury of the state department had gone bankrupt which was the reason for the poor development in the state.
Bringing up the issue of K J George's resignation, he said that on the grounds of morality, the minister should not continue to serve in his current position and demanded that the minister resigned with a warning that BJP would not allow the legislative session in Belagavi to run smoothly till the demand was met.
To counter Siddaramaiah's claims that there were no stains on his governance, Yeddyurappa said that denotifications, BBMP scandals, diary issue and many more were proof of the contrary.
He stated that these were the reasons why BJP would be victorious in the upcoming elections, and promised that they would reopen and investigate all the cases including the ones against Siddaramaiah in the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB).
"Around 1,24,655 deaths, 3,102 rape cases, 2,534 murders and 426 cases of kidnapping of women have been reported in the last four years. I do not know any kind of caste politics but I am following Modi’s words ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'," he said.
Staying on the offence, he said that Siddaramaiah was a 'baccha' (child) in front of Modi and quoted the US President Donald Trump’s statement, lauding the economic reforms implemented by the prime minister. This was a clear dig at Siddaramaiah for claiming that Modi was afraid of him.
Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, former MLA Raghupathy Bhat, former MP Jayaprakash Hegde, former minister of the state Sriramalu, District BJP President Mattar Rathnakar Hegde and MP Shobha Karandlaje also spoke during the occasion.
MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, Karkala MLA Sunil Kumar, MLC Kota Srinivas Poojary, former MP Thejaswani Ramesh, former MLA Lalaji Mendon, ZP President Dinakar Babu, ZP Vice President Sheela K Shetty, Udaykumar Shetty, Yashpal Suvarna, Shreesha Nayak, Kuthayaru Naveen Shetty, Prabhakar Poojary, Dinakar Shetty Herga, Geethanjali Suvarna, Nalini Rao, Akshith Shetty Hega, Suresh Nayak and other BJP leaders were present. Pratap Hegde welcomed the gathering.
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