Congress indulging in revenge politics, says Yeddyurappa

Congress indulging in revenge politics, says Yeddyurappa

'Congmen under illusion of winning bypolls to N'gud, Gundlupet'

 BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa has said that Congress party leaders are indulging in revenge politics by targeting Srinivas Prasad, the BJP candidate for the bypoll to Nanjangud Assembly constituency. 

Yeddyurappa spoke to reporters after seeking blessings from Shivarathri Deshikendra at the Suttur Mutt at the foot of Chamundi Hill here on Friday.

Yeddyurappa said, “State government, led by Congress, is indulging in revenge politics and is targetting BJP candidate for Nanjangud Assembly constituency V Srinivas Prasad. State government has launched a slew of development projects after Prasad resigned as MLA. The government also introduced a loan scheme in the constituency but nothing can stop the BJP as the party candidate will surely win the polls.”

He said that Congress leaders are under illusion that the party candidates will win the by-elections by using money power and on the basis of caste.

Yeddyurappa said party leaders, along with workers, would campaign for Prasad and highlight the achievements of NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and also inform the people about the lapses of the state government. Yeddyurappa said he would meet former minister and three-time MLA late M Mahadevu’s wife to seek her support for Srinivas Prasad. Yeddyurappa said he would also extensively tour Nanjangud and Gundlupet Assembly constituencies.

With regard to the steel bridge project in Bengaluru which was shelved after a sustained pressure from citizen groups, Yeddyurappa said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s family members have received kickbacks to the tune of Rs 65 crore from the contractors. “State government dropped the project only due to the Opposition,” he said.

About the diary seized by Income Tax officials from Congress MLC Govindraju’s house during a raid, Yeddyurappa said the truth will come out if the case is probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

He said there is a lot of difference between Sahara diary and Govindraju’s diary case, and the Supreme Court has rejected a probe into the Sahara diary case as it has no proper documents.