The Chief Minister who is known for seeking divine intervention to ward off the evils staring at his chair through dissidence in the party, spent more than an hour in the temple here once he arrived at the town at 11 am. He attended the Rudra Paaraayana recited by 108 vedic scholars in the temple premises and offered special pooja and Abhisheka to the God.
He was accompanied by Minister for Small and Medium Industries Murugesh Nirani and the Minister for Medical Education and District In-charge S A Ramdas and other party leaders.
Talking to reporters outside the temple, he dismissed reports of dissidence against his governance and said the party leaders were holding meetings in different groups to discuss the forthcoming by-elections in three assembly constituencies.
The RSS would hold regular meetings and there should not be any significance attached to it in connection with the government, he said.
“We are all together. I will be meeting the state party president K S Eshwarappa to chalk out a strategy for the by-elections.
The BJP will sweep all three assembly seats,” he exuded confidence and asked the opposition party Congress to shed its illusion on the survival of government.
Opposition leader Siddaramaiah should better look at his party affairs rather than bothering about the happenings of other party, said Yeddyurappa taking dig at the statements of opposition Congress. The Congress leaders are scared about losing to BJP in the upcoming elections. The Congress party would have to stay with the opposition in state for another two decades, the CM added.
On his visit to temple, Yeddyurappa said he prayed for strength to manage the difficulties in his way and deliver to the expectations of the people of the state and gain their trust and confidence.