Halappa thanks CM, BJP leaders for their solidarity

“At a time when my integrity was questioned in public, they stood by me. The Chief Minister instilled confidence in me to face the situation,” he said at a public meet in Sorab on Monday.

Visiting temples
After his two-month stay at hospitals in Shimoga and Bangalore, it was Halappa’s first visit to his constituency. BJP workers extended a rousing welcome to the former minister, who is on conditional bail, and took him on a procession to Ranganatha temple.
While maintaining that he was not an aspirant for a Cabinet berth, Halappa said: “I will work for the development of Sorab with the same enthusiasm and passion as before.”
Earlier in the day, Halappa visited a few temples in Sagar taluk. He stayed at Sigandur near Sagar on Sunday and offered prayers to his family deity Sigandureshwari in the wee hours of Monday, before he left for Sagar.

It seems Halappa followed all media reports filed about the alleged rape, during his stay at the hospital.

“Unfortunately I became an issue for the media. The truth will be revealed soon and you people should report it with same enthusiasm you had while covering the accusations hurled against me,” he told reporters in Sigandur.

He was taken on a bike rally by his supporters to Sagar, where he visited Ganapati and Marikamba temples.

In Sagar, he told reporters that he had faith in the Court of law and in the people’s court.
“The charges levelled against me are part of a political conspiracy. Ups and downs are common in everybody’s life and last two months was bad phase in my life. I prayed even for those who have conspired against me,” he said.

Halappa also spent some time with family members at his hometown Holekoppa.

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