Another tear jerker with Yeddyurappa in lead role

Cry n plead

Yeddyurappa’s desperation to get the chief minister’s post, reduced him to tears at the meeting. His eyes turned moist when he told the elected representatives that he has been made to plead for the post which he really deserves.

“I have built the party brick by brick. I have led the party when it had only two MLAs. I am being cheated by all. Unfortunately, today I have to beg for the chief minister’s post,” an emotional Yeddyurappa is learnt to have said at the meeting at his house.

He said that Chief Minister  Sadananda Gowda had taken a vow before the deity at the pooja room of his (Yeddyurappa’s) house that he would resign as the chief minister within six months of taking charge and pave the way for him (Yeddyurappa) to occupy the post.

But he had not kept his promise. Ministers close to him, including Shobha Karandlaje and Renukacharya, also turned emotional and shed tears, sources said. Yeddyurappa had famously cried in the past when he had to ‘sacrifice’ Shobha Karandlaje from the Cabinet and key official V P Baligar, in order to buy peace with the Reddy brothers who had rebelled against him.

Agenda for ‘baithak’

The itinerary at the BJP’s two-day ‘chintan manthan baithak’ for legislators scheduled to be held at a resort on the outskirts of Bangalore from Friday will have a total of eight sessions, including one on personality development.

The agenda includes sessions on chalking out programmes for the next one year, implementing developmental programmes taken up by the government, the role to be donned by the BJP in the coming years, how an ideal party worker should be, among others.

BJP national president Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the event. The party’s national general secretary in charge of Karnataka, Dharmendra Pradhan, will be present.

‘MLAs were trapped’

Yeddyurappa once again defended the three former ministers who were caught watching porn clips in the Assembly. This time Yeddyurappa said the entire episode was a conspiracy to trap them and that they had not committed any mistake.

“It was a conspiracy. The entire episode was a manipulated one. They were trapped just because they are my supporters,” Yeddyurappa is learnt to have said, in reply to critical comments made by Rajya Sabha member Rama Jois at the meeting in the former chief minister’s house.

Jois had earlier taken serious exception to the porngate scandal and said it had caused irreparable damage to the party. Of the three tainted MLAs, Lakshman Savadi and C C Patil attended the meeting, while Krishna Palemar was absent.

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