BSY finds succour in BSR

BSY finds succour in BSR

Former minister sees conspiracy by Delhi leaders in the raids

Former minister and leader of the BSR party, B Sriramulu, said on Wednesday that the CBI raids on the residences of former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa were politically motivated and were a handiwork of leaders from national parties in Delhi, aimed at bringing a bad name to the State.

He was speaking to reporters after a public meeting at Marlanahalli of Gangavathi taluk in the district as part of his padayatra from Bidar to Bangalore.

Asking Yeddyurappa not to lose heart following the raids, the former BJP leader expressed confidence that the former minister would emerge unscathed after a legal battle.

“I have said many times that my friend Janardhana Reddy is innocent. Yet, he has been jailed. The plight of Yeddyurappa is no different. Both the leaders will win the legal battle and will be free from the allegations,” Sriramulu said.

He said he knew Yeddyurappa closely and that the former chief minister had been a fighter for the last 40 years. Calling Yeddyurappa a docile person, he said the leader was being misled by his acolytes. Sriramulu said he was extending support to the former chief minister on a humanitarian ground.

‘DVS unfit to be CM’

Sriramulu took a dig at Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, even as he had kind words to say about Gowda’s predecessor.

Calling the chief minister a frog in the well, the former minister said Gowda could not see beyond Bangalore.

Gowda is not able to understand the problems faced by people in other parts of the State. Sriramulu said Gowda was also not a good administrator and that he was not fit to be the chief minister.

“When the State is facing a severe drought, the chief minister is seen laughing all the time, instead of taking up relief measures. One does not get the feeling that there is an elected government in the State, as IAS and IPS officers are ruling the roost,” Sriramulu said.

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