Siddaramaiah insulted Valmiki community, says BSY

Top leaders avoid meeting BSY

B S Yeddyurappa

State BJP president and leader of opposition in assembly B S Yeddyurappa charged that by calling B Sriramulu 420, former chief minister Siddaramaiah has insulted not just him but entire Valmiki community.

Speaking to media persons here on Wednesday he advised Siddaramaiah to control his words as one should not resort on loose talk in the name of election campaign. "Siddaramaiah's remarks are beneath the position he held earlier," said Yeddyurappa.

Who is your pm?

Expressing confidence that his party would win all the 3 by-polls for the Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka, he taunted opposition leaders to first name their prime minister candidate.

"Chief minister Kumaraswamy tell people if you are ready to accept Rahul Gandhi as your prime minister," he said and added there is confusion within the opposition ranks as to who is their pm candidate.

"Surveys after survey are showing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will come back to power and November 3 will prove this fact again," said the former chief minister.

B S Yeddyurappa was in Hubballi en route to Jamkandi to campaign in favour of party candidate Srikant Kulkarni. However, what surprised B S Y was that none of the senior leaders of BJP made any effort to meet him at the Circuit House.

Not even the followers of MLA Jagadish Shetter and MP Pralhad Joshi paid a visit to welcome State President.

This gave strength to rumours that some sections of party leaders are not happy with the selection of candidates and functioning style of Yeddyurappa. However he justified the absence of leaders by saying that his tour programme was planned at the last minute.

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