BSY warns CM of defamation case

'Court has given me clean chit but Siddaramaiah keeps calling me corrupt'

Former chief minister and BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa, on Sunday, warned Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of filing defamation case for making derogatory statements against him.

Addressing party workers during the by-election campaign at Badanavalu village in Nanjangud Assembly Constituency, Yeddyurappa said that Siddaramaiah and MP R Dhruvanarayan have been defaming him with derogatory statements during the public programmes. “Though the court has given me a clean chit in corruption cases, Siddaramaiah has been repeatedly saying that I was imprisoned and corrupt,” Yeddyurappa said.

Yeddyurappa said, “Bhagyalakshmi scheme, introduced during my tenure as chief minister, is a model in the country. But, the Congress government led by Siddaramaiah, neglected the scheme,” he alleged. Yeddyurappa assured that the BJP will waive agrarian loans if voted to power in 2018 Assembly polls. 

When the state is reeling under severe drought and farmers are facing hardships, Congress ministers and MLAs are busy campaigning for their party candidates in Nanjangud and Gundlupet assembly constituencies. Instead they should have initiated drought relief works in their respective constituencies, he said.

Badanvalu has a special place in the history with its sustainable development module and special push for khadi industry. Mahatma Gandhi had visited the village in Nanjangud taluk in 1932. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been laying stress on empowerment of women, and also has introduced several programmes for their development in accordance with Gandhian philosophy, he said. A group of Muslim women joined BJP in the presence of BJP candidate V Srinivas Prasad, MP Shobha Karandlaje, MLC V Somanna and others.

Virashaiva leaders join Cong
Ahead of by-poll, several Virashaiva leaders of Badanvalu and Horalavadi villages joined Congress party in the presence of MP R Dhruvanarayan. Satish, who joined Congress said, a few political party leaders are spreading rumours that Lingayats are anti-Congress but, it is far from the truth. “We joined the Congress party as Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has been introducing several development schemes in the constituency.”  The constituency witnessed development after Dr H C Mahadevappa took the charge of the district, he added. MP R Dhruvanarayan and others were present.

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