TUMKUR: Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Sunday challenged his detractors within the party, warning that he would make them repent soon.
Inaugurating the Shani temple tower at Muddapura village of Thyagaturu in Gubbi taluk, he revealed that he would release a book he had authored while in jail. The book would contain the chronicle of events, including his political journey and conspiracy by his enemies. “If there is any leader in the world who had to go jail for none of his mistakes, that is me. My enemies will repent one day and apologise,” he said.
“Their designs of keeping me at bay from active politics will not work as I am a mass leader and I have no fear as the people stood by me,” he claimed.
He showed his commitment for the controversial Netravathi River Diversion Project, which the Chief Minister had termed as not feasible. “I will take steps to pursue the project in a couple of weeks,” he stated.
He invited JD(U) leader J C Madhuswami to join the BJP and enter the Assembly by contesting the next polls.
No Comment on Sonia
Yeddyurappa denied to comment on AICC president Sonia Gandhi’s visit to the Siddaganga Mutt. “I will not react as it is not relevant to me,” he said. Former Tumkur MP S Mallikarjunaiah, Tumkur rural MLA Suresh Gowda and former MLA Kirankumar were present.