- There are many offers from across the State for Yeddyurappa to contest. But he would discuss this with the BJP national leaders
- The people of Shikaripura are requesting him not to leave the constituency
- With regard to all-night dharna on handing over DySP Ganapathi’s suicide he said it has been put on hold
As rumours are rife over State BJP president Yeddyurappa shifting his constituency to North Karnataka, the former chief minister denied these rumours saying he has not yet decided from where to contest. A decision will be taken after discussing it with BJP national leaders and well-wishers. Yeddyurappa said he has received many offers from across the state to contest. However, it would be the decision of the High Command from where he would contest, reports Kannada Prabha quoting Yeddyurappa.
On rumours of him contesting from Terdal, Yeddyurappa simply said mediapersons that it is still undecided. But he has been quoted saying he would not like to leave his constituency Shikrapur in Shivamogga district. Yeddyyurappa has so far represented the constituency six times. The rumours have reportedly upset the people of Shikaripur who does not want Yeddyurappa to leave the constituency.
Teradala MLA and district BJP president Siddu Savadi had offered to give up his constituency to Yeddyurappa. He said if Yeddyurappa contests and wins, the constituency will see good development. Moreover, the constituency has more number of farmers, about whom Yeddyurappa cares. This will translate into votes, he felt.
On BJP's plan to hold all-night dharna against minister KJ George, Yeddyurappa said that it has been put on hold, for now. The party would decide after the CBI investigations, said Yeddyurappa.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:00 PM IST