I have dropped plan to contest from Terdal: BSY

I have dropped plan to contest from Terdal: BSY

BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa on Friday clarified that he had earlier decided to contest from Teradal Assembly constituency in Bagalkot district but withdrew his decision following the pressure by the people of Shikaripur, who, he said, shaped his political career.

Speaking to reporters here on Friday, Yeddyurappa said, “I was considering a proposal to contest from Terdal or Bagalkot or Vijayapura from the party leaders of Bagalkot and Vijayapura districts.
But the people of Shikaripur opposed my plans during two booth-level meetings there. They told me to go for campaigning elsewhere after filing nomination from Shikaripur constituency.”

“Siddu Savadi will contest on the party ticket from Terdal. I will not leave Shikaripur and there is no question of reconsidering it,” Yeddyurappa, the seven-time MLA from Shikaripur, said.

To a query on ACB sleuths’ raid on I-T officials, Yeddyurappa said, “ACB raids on the houses of I-T officials is the height of foolishness and Siddaramaiah has lost his senses. ACB is constituted to shield the wrongdoings of Congress government.”

“In next two to three days MLC Puttaswamy will release incriminating documents to expose a major scam of Congress government,” Yeddyurappa said.

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