The Parivarthana Yatre at Kundapur and Byndur in Udupi district saw a huge crowd beyond expectation. In Kundapura 5000 chairs were arranged but the crowd was over 10,000. In Byndur 4000 chairs were arranged and around 8000 people came, reported Kannada Prabha.
In Kundapura Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde addressed the gathering and blasted the State Government for organising Tipu Jayanti. He declared that the State should get BJP government under Bhagavadhvaja. He said Congress wants traitors’ votes but BJP wants patriots’ votes. He repeated the same at Byndur. He called the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah as the ‘modern Bhasmasura’ who will destroy the Congress Party.
Speaking at Kundapura BJP State President B S Yeddyurappa said the Bhagyalakshmi Scheme was launched by BJP for the welfare of lakhs of women but Siddaramaiah’s government has destroyed it. At Byndur too he lashed against Siddaramaiah and said he has several projects for the State but if he announces it Siddaramaiah would steal his ideas and claim to implement them. After his 75 days of Yatra at the end he would answer all problems at the Bengaluru convention, he said. Modi will participate in the final convention, he said.
Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde and State BJP President B S Yeddyurappa shared the same dais but refrained from talking to each other. Yeddyurappa finished his speech and announced that Union Minister D V Sadananada Gowda and Shobha Karandlaje would speak and sat down and did not announce Hegde would speak. A BJP leader, who wished to be anonymous said the rumour that Ananth Kumar Hegde is BJP chief ministerial candidate has caused a cold war between Yeddyurappa and Hegde.
Meanwhile, two factions of Haladi Srinivasa Shetty and old BJP group clashed at Kundapura in the presence of Yeddyurappa that led to mild lathi charge. An angry Yeddyurappa announced that Haladi is the BJP candidate for Kundapura.
B S Yeddyurappa also announced that as of now there are no intentions of inviting Minister Pramod Madhvaraj to BJP. He said there are several BJP leaders in Udupi to contest and denied that Pramod Madhvaraj is being approached to join BJP.