Never aspired for union minister's post, says Yeddyurappa

Never aspired for union minister's post, says Yeddyurappa

Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, who was appointed a national vice-president of the BJP on Saturday, said he never aspired to become a Union minister, but had requested the top brass to give him an opportunity to build the party.

Speaking to reporters after addressing a campaign rally for the bye-election to the Chikkodi-Sadalga Assembly constituency at Sadalga town here, he said the people of the State wanted him to be a Union minister after he won the Lok Sabha poll.

Mahantesh Kavatgimath is the BJP candidate for the Chikkodi-Sadalga Assembly bypoll.

A good opportunity

“I have been the chief minister and was hence denied the Union minister’s post. So, I urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give me an opportunity to build the party. Union Minister Ananth Kumar too had made efforts to give me a good position in the party. I do not want any more honour than this,” he said.

Yeddyurappa said that after the bye-elections, he would tour the entire State to build the party, along with Union Minister Ananth Kumar, State president Pralhad Joshi and other leaders.

Awareness would be created among the people about the failures of the Congress government in the State and efforts would be made to bring the BJP back to power, he said.
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