BSY says he will continue politics in jail

Speaking at a public meeting at Bhagyanagar village in the taluk, seeking votes for BJP candidate Karadi Sanganna in the Koppal Assembly bypoll, he said: “Everyone has to bow before the law in a democracy. I will wage a legal battle and accept the court’s verdict. Even if I am sent to jail, I will practise politics from there,” Yeddyurappa said.

He said he had given up the chief minister’s post only temporarily and asserted that he would tour all the Assembly constituencies after the bypoll to build the party.

Yeddyurappa said he was confident the BJP would win a majority in the next elections and that he would be back in the saddle. Besides the Opposition, some within his party had conspired to oust him from the chief minister’s post, he said. Yeddyurappa said he would not be cowed down by the conspiracies against him.

Claiming innocence in the cases registered against him, he said those who had indulged in illegal mining and corruption were scot-free. He said the then governor was responsible for hushing up many of the cases.

He said in his three-year tenure, he had not issued a single licence for mining iron ore.

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