'I'll continue for another 20 years'

And you shall remain out of power for that long, Yeddyurappa taunts Opposition
Last Updated 31 October 2010, 18:11 IST
'I'll continue for another 20 years'

Yeddyurappa was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the BJP activists’ meeting at the Nandi Rangamandira of Junior College in Chikkaballapur on Sunday.

“I will give you no opportunity to come to power not just two-and-a-half years later, but even 20 years later. I will remain in power as long as the six crore citizens of this State are with me,” he said in remarks directed at the Opposition. “The people are disgusted with your administration thus far. After all, they have seen your true face,” he mocked them.

Same grounds

The Opposition has an equally important role in administration as the party in power. Therefore, it is unbecoming of the Opposition to accuse the Government falsely and demand resignation, especially when the Government is moving steadily in the right path, the Chief Minister remarked.

“The State Government is a topper in the country for development and alleviation programmes. The statistics too show that the State is in the first position for its achievements in this direction. Yet, there is no end to the criticism of the Government programmes. Why should I resign just because the Opposition makes false accusations?” he asked.

Another B’lore

In order to provide better education to the students in the district, a post-graduation centre and a Mahila College will be opened in Chikkaballapur.

Necessary steps will be taken to implement the permanent irrigation projects. Compound walls will be constructed for the buildings of the Kannada Bhavan and the district court, Yeddyurappa promised.

Yeddyurappa also promised to develop Chikkaballapur and raise it to the level of Bangalore. It will become a full-fledged city with all basic facilities like Bangalore, he added.

“It is my duty to develop the land in which the genius Sir M Visvesvaraya was born and to ensure that facilities of all kind are provided. I will not require 20 years for such an achievement. Give me just two-and-a-half years and I shall transform the place and fulfill all your dreams,” the Chief Minister promised.

Voters’ duty

Yeddyurappa added that the dreams of the people and the promises of the Government could come true only if the voters bring the BJP to power in the forthcoming Zilla and Taluk Panchayat elections.

Addressing the gathering, legislator C T Ravi said, “Only the BJP Government can implement projects like Bhagyalakshmi Yojana for the welfare of women, provision of bicycles, Arogya Kavacha for the benefit of the ill. The party activists should make the people aware of the achievements and future projects of the BJP Government.”

BJP ST Morcha president Ashok Kumar, district unit chief secretaries Baluvanahalli Lokesh Gowda, Gudibande Nagaraj and others were present.

(Published 31 October 2010, 18:10 IST)

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