BJP must graciously accept defeat: CM

BJP must graciously accept defeat: CM

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah took a dig at BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa saying that, “Yeddyurappa knows neither ‘kayaka’ (labour) nor ‘dasoha’ (service to mankind), he knows only about amassing wealth.”

He said this while addressing the public gathering, organised by Gundlupet and Begur Block Congress units here on Wednesday. 

“BJP has lost both the Gundlupet and Nanjangud bypolls but Yeddyurappa is not ready to accept defeat. BJP leaders have since been levelling charges against the Congress that the party misused its administrative machinery and used money power to win  bypolls. Has Yeddyurappa forgotten having spent crores of rupees for bypolls under their infamous ‘Operation Kamala’?” he questioned.

“BJP leaders have been claiming that officials worked in favour of the Congress but in fact they actually worked in favour of Yeddyurappa, as has been stated by a few Congress leaders. The truth has to be verified,” he said.

Speaking about the party’s victory, Siddaramaiah said the voters of Gundlupet have blessed the party candidate above expectations. “I will not forget this forever,” he said.

‘Befitting lesson’
“After experiencing an unprecedented BJP wave in the Uttar Pradesh elections, the BJP camp was brimming with overconfidence, hoping that the victorious streak would continue in Karnataka too. Yeddyurappa and a few leaders, who quit Congress, canvassed for the BJP in Gundlupet but the voters taught them a befitting lesson,” he said.

Commenting on Mysuru-Kodagu MP Prathap Simha, Siddaramaiah said that by passing derogatory statements against MLA M C Mohana Kumari, the MP has proved that he is an immature politician. He is not fit to be an MP, he said.