Will Bring the BJP Back in Karnataka: Yeddyurappa

Yeddyurappa says he will bring the BJP back in Karnataka despite his previous stint as CM having ended badly.

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B S Yeddyurappa. (Photo Courtesy: The News Minute)

It has been almost five years since B S Yeddyurappa was forced to resign from his post as the Chief Minister of the first BJP-ruled state in south India.

After building the party in Karnataka and giving the BJP its first stand-alone government in south India, Yeddyurappa’s term as Chief Minister saw a string of controversies that forced him out of power. However, he bounced back as the National Vice President of the BJP and now wants to repeat the same feat.

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On whether it was possible for a political leader with allegations of wrong-doing against him to make a comeback in the eyes of the public, Yeddyurappa said that it is, indeed, possible if one is honest and has faith in the judiciary.

He cited his large margin victory in the Lok Sabha elections as an example that people had forgotten the past and accepted him wholeheartedly.

Even though I’m an MP and Vice President of the BJP, my 100 percent attention is with state politics. I would like to bring the BJP back to power in Karnataka.
-B S Yedyurapaa, National VP, BJP

Ahead of the next assembly elections, Yeddyurappa says he plans to strengthen the party at the ground level by regularly interacting with important local leaders in the coming months and strategising accordingly. He also wants to capitalise on the “failures” of the incumbent government.

(Read the full interview here.)

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