Udupi: BJP will win more than 15 seats – BS Yeddyurappa

Udupi: “The Bharatiya Janata Party will win more than 15 seats in the upcoming Council polls for local bodies,” said former Chief Minister and MP of Byndoor-Shivamogga, BS Yeddyurappa. He was speaking at a press meet held at Hotel Diana here on Sunday, December 20.

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“The government has failed to take up development activities. There is nobody to listen to the woes of the farmers and the poor.” He blamed the Siddaramaiah government for failing to implement budgetary programmes meant for the benefit of the poor and backward classes and read out statistics to highlight the poor performance of various departments.

“The financial situation of the state is bad and development activities have been starved of funds. Despite the state getting more funds from the Centre under the 14th Finance Commission and others, it is not in a position to provide more funds for key departments like Water Resources and Agriculture. The state had allocated Rs 11,772 crore for the welfare of the Scheduled Castes and Schedule Tribes in the last fiscal, but it spent only Rs. 2248 crore,” he added.

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He also said that in the last two years itself, the government had borrowed over Rs. 32,000 crore as loan to meet the increasing revenue deficit. “The government has completely failed in managing the financial condition of the state,” he said.

Taking note of Siddaramaiah’s decision to open more liquor shops as the “population of the state has increased”, he said that it was an irresponsible statement by the Chief Minister, who should be first concerned of the public’s health and should be increasing the number of schools.

“Congress leaders are not only disrupting Parliament sessions but also disrespecting the judiciary system on the National Herald issue. Congress leaders should respect the court and face the inquiry,” he added.

Shobha Karandlaje, MP of Udupi-Chikkamagaluru; Kota Shrinivas Poojary, MLC candidate; Thingale Vikramarjuna Hegde, District BJP Chief; Lalaji R Mendon, former MLA of Kaup; Shyamala Kundar, Yashpal Suvarna and Uday Kumar Shetty were present.


  1. BJP will win more than 15 seats – BS Yeddyurappa-Reports

    Dear readers,

    If they don’t ‘operation Kamala’ through resort politics?

    Anyway Yeddy enjoy the court is clearing all the denotification cases to pave way for next bidding for Chief Minister.

    Jai Hind

    • I am sorry I tried to open the correct box a few times, but it did not open and, therefore, I am responding here. Sometimes, when one tries to respond, it is all Tom and Jerry.

      Mr. Shaikh Mohd. Rizwan,

      For your kind information, Pakistan came into existence only on 14.08.1947 and before that it was India. If you still insist that L.K. Advani and Jaswant Singh were both born in Pakistan, then it reminds me of a unique bloke that I had come across, the late Simon Austin, who was about 48 years old in 1978.

      As he looked like Muhajir, Indian migrants, who have settled mostly in Karachi areas after partition, some Pakistanis would ask him in Urdu, “Are you a Pakistani?” He would reply, “No, no, I am an Indian, but my grandmother was born in Pakistani?” Frankly speaking, when he, his mother and grandmother were born, Pakistan did not exist, nor was the word “Pakistan” coined or anyone had inkling of it. If they asked him for his name, he would say, “Suleiman Simon,” and fortunately he did not say, “Suleimani chai,” the black tea (with sugar) which quite many people drink in Arabian Gulf. He was a character and his antics left us in good humour.

      Before partition, 51% of Karachi city was inhabitated by Hindus and the rest were Muslims (Sunnis, Shias and Ahmadis), Christians (mostly from Goa and Mangalore) and Parsis. Now, many Pakistanis must be living in properties once occupied by Hindus. Most of the Sikhs and Punjabis were in Lahore which, then, was called the Paris of the East and I know, for sure, Anarkali bazaar, the thriving business district is still there. Today, Lahore may have plummeted to abysmal depths.

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