Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa visited Ajjampura and Birur on Monday, campaigning for the BJP’s candidates. He campaigned for Udupi-Chikmagalur candidate Shobha Karandlaje in Ajjampura and for Hassan candidate C H Vijayashankar in Birur.
Lauding the BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, he appealed to the voters to vote for the victory of Modi. He did not leave a chance to criticise the Congress, specially Rahul Gandhi, for his failure in handling the party affairs.
Addressing the party supporters at T P Kailasam Bayalu Ranga Mandira in Ajjampura, Yeddyurappa requested people to vote for Modi to make him the prime minister, as only he has the capacity to rebuke terrorists, infiltrators and Maoists, thus protect the country from anti-social elements.
“Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has already shown signs of packing his bag, while AICC President Sonia Gandhi is not ready to take up the responsibility to lead the country. With Rahul Gandhi being the only option, it is quite clear that he is not equivalent to Modi. The Congress has failed to portray its prime ministerial candidate this time,” Yeddyurappa ridiculed.
Speaking on the occasion, candidate Shobha Karandlaje lauded Yeddyurappa claiming that he was responsible for raising the state budget from Rs 36,000 crore to Rs 1.16 lakh crore and introducing various schemes and programmes like waiving off farmers loan, interest free loans, free electricity to pump sets, Suvarna Grama, Sandhya Suraksha, free bicycle for girl children, Madilu, Bhagyalaksmi, ambulance service across the state.
“Vote for me to be the voice of farmers and people of the region,” Shoba Karandlaje requested.
Chikmagalur MLA C T Ravi, former minister V Somanna and others were present on the occasion.
Modi an alternate
In Kadur, Yeddyurappa campaigned for C H Vijayashankar and said that according to a survey, 70 per cent of the people have said that Modi is an alternate to the country which is in need of a suitable leader. The Congress is nowhere in the picture and the third front has lost its presence, he said.
Yeddyurappa asked the voters to vote for the BJP this time for the bright future of the country.