Maintaining that former Chief Minister and senior leader S.M. Krishna’s entry into the party will give much more strength to the BJP in the run up to next year’s Assembly polls, former CM and State BJP President B.S. Yeddyurappa (BSY) has said that he will personally welcome Krishna to the State BJP Headquarters once he returns to Bengaluru from New Delhi. BSY was speaking to press persons at a private hotel here this morning.
Yeddyurappa said that Krishna, who joined the party in the presence of BJP National President Amit Shah at New Delhi yesterday, is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi this evening.
Krishna will be accorded a grand reception at the Party Headquarters in Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, he said. Stating that Krishna will hit the Nanjangud and Gundlupet Assembly by-polls campaign trail in a couple of days, the State BJP Chief said that Krishna’s entry to the party will definitely shore up the party in old Mysuru region.
When asked for his comments on the setting up of a house panel to frame rules and regulations for news media, Yeddyurappa replied that media had a huge social responsibility and as such must think positively. Pointing out that the Legislature, Executive, Judiciary and Media form the four pillars of democracy, he said that everyone of them should work supplemental to each other for the betterment of the society.
Referring to the ongoing Anganawadi workers’ indefinite stir at Bengaluru, Yeddyurappa lashed out at the State Government for its failure to solve the issue. Accusing the Siddharamaiah Govt. of pointing to the Centre for every problem haunting the State, he claimed that the Congress Government was indecisive on many key issues concerning the State. Asserting that there was a wave of support for BJP candidates in both Nanjangud and Gundlupet constituencies, Yeddyurappa expressed confidence that the party candidates would romp home with a comfortable margin.