Yediyurappa's 'gherao' by BJP workers leads to poll yatra being called off

Bengaluru, Mar 16 (IANS): In another indication of the growing rifts in the BJP's Karnataka unit, a Vijay Sankalpa Yatra, supposed to be led by former Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa in Mudigere assembly constituency in Chikmagalur district on Thursday, was called off after a public showdown between local leaders.

The development took place after party workers, allegedly supporters of BJP national General Secretary C.T. Ravi, surrounded Yediyurappa on Thursday afternoon, demanding that incumbent MLA from Mudigere M.P. Kumaraswamy be denied the ticket for re-election.

Visibly disturbed by the turn of events, Yediyurappa turned back, leading to cancellation of the roadshow. Ravi, who was also present there, was seen walking away to the other side along with his supporters.

The incident is being seen as a fallout of the political one-upmanship in the BJP.

Yeddyurappa, who has announced his retirement from electoral politics, had recently declared that his son B.Y. Vijayendra will be the BJP candidate from the family fief of Shikaripura constituency in Shimoga district. However, Ravi had dismissed the former Chief Minister's statement.







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  • kavi, vittal/dubai

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    These Netas have made politics as family business. Father to son/daughters etc. Please do not allow the Netas' children to enter the politics, as there are many fresh talented people available in this country to enter the politics.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    Tasting the dose of one's own medicine. You deserve that!

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    Now it is high time old man retreats to the company of his grand and great grand kids... Even streets are calling him to get out of public life....

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    madiddunno maharaya...mannu tinnu...yeddy raya....yeddy is trying to promote dynasty politics through his sons.....

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