Yeddyurappa visits Manjunatha temple

Yeddyurappa, who retracted from his truth testification challenge he had hurled at his political adversary and JD-S leader H D Kumaraswamy on June 27 at the same venue, did not confirm whether it was a visit for atoning his earlier lapse.

"What is wrong in narrating everything before the God. But I have not done anything wrong," Yeddyurappa told reporters here.

Yeddyurappa threw a gauntlet at Kumaraswamy challenging to testify the truth about the allegations of corruption he had levelled against him and invited him to take the oath before Lord Manjunatheshwara on June 27, but dropped it after party High Command advised against it.

Yeddyurappa kept his date and visited the temple, where he offered pooja and left.

In contrast to Yeddyurappa's action, Kumaraswamy visited the temple and pledged that whatever he said "is true."

Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala Veerendra Heggade, had then said that God will punish those who speak lie.

About a month later, Yeddyurappa was forced to resign as Chief Minister under the dictates of his party High Command after Lokayukta report on illegal mining indicted him.

Yeddyurappa slammed the Lokayukta report as "biased", but refused to elaborate.

He said he would launch "Janata Andolan" from Mysore from next week, apparently aimed at strengthening the party.

When asked about the next round of ministry expansion, he remarked "it is left to Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and state unit party president K S Eshwarappa. I will not interfere in it."

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