I fear none, people are with me, asserts Yeddyurappa

Chief Minister warns tough action against non-performing officers

In what could be assumed as a fitting reply to the ongoing ‘off screen’ politics against his leadership, launched by Tourism Minister Janardhana Reddy and his coterie of ministers and legislators, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday said that he was not scared of anybody, as long as he enjoys the support of the people.

Yeddyurappa was addressing a huge gathering at Vikasa Sankalpa Utsava held in the city.

Continuing, when the chief minister sought the verdict of the gathering, people raised their hands in support of the leader.

At the same time, the CM said power was not permanent and that there was no dearth of people indulging in dirty politicking. To alleviate the woes of sugarcane growers in Mandya, the chief minister announced that it has been decided to hand over Pandavapura Sahakari Sakkare Kharkane (PSSK) to Mysugar.

Dissenting voices

While speaking to the media soon after his arrival at the helipad, Yeddyurappa rubbished Janardhana Reddy and other ministers’ voices of dissent against him as ‘speculations’. His reply was the same on demands placed by Reddy brothers to drop a few ministers from the Cabinet.

Meanwhile, on Energy Minister K S Eshwarappa’s grouse that Yeddyurappa got ticket for his son B Y Raghavendra to contest the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, flouting the principles of the party, the chief minister said he was not bothered, as he has already received the same from the people. When asked further, Yeddyurappa said State Party chief would look into it.

No excuses

Sounding tough the chief minister said that he would not excuse those officials who did not perform and similarly he would appreciate those who are doing their job.
“Already a year has passed and I would not keep silent on any complaints, henceforth. Three days in a week will be dedicated to attend the woes if any, from different parts of the State. Karnataka will be developed as a model State in the coming years,” the Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said.

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