Karnataka elections: 80-year-old Yeddyurappa may get a big responsibility

IANS , Edited By: IANS , Updated on: 06 Mar 2023, 11:55:01 AM

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New Delhi:
Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has turned 80. According to the unwritten rules of the BJP, he should have retired from active politics by now, but BS Yeddyurappa, who established the BJP’s roots in Karnataka and first blossomed lotus in South India, still has such a wide support base in the state that the BJP, the state I have already made 80-year-old Yeddyurappa its poster boy to form the government again and according to sources, he may also be given a big responsibility regarding the Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections.

In fact, when Yeddyurappa, who has a strong hold on the Lingayat community of Karnataka, was removed from the post of Chief Minister in July 2021, Basavaraj Bommai was made the Chief Minister, since then there have been reports of displeasure among Yeddyurappa supporters. It is even said that Yeddyurappa is also angry for not giving a bigger role to his sons.

However, it is also a fact that Yediyurappa, who has a sour-sweet relationship with the BJP high command, has a very special relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and never shies away from him. Recently, during his visit to Karnataka, Prime Minister Modi bowed down on the dais to greet Yeddyurappa, praised him profusely and wished him a happy birthday by making people flash his mobile flashlights.

Seeing Yeddyurappa’s political influence in Karnataka, the BJP high command tried to give a political message to the people of Karnataka by making him a member of the party’s highest and most powerful decision-making body, the BJP Parliamentary Board, and now Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Amit Shah and JP Nadda are also praising Yeddyurappa fiercely from the stage on every Karnataka tour and are also giving him a lot of attention. According to high-level sources in the BJP, in view of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections, the party may soon announce a major role for him.

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First Published : 06 Mar 2023, 11:55:01 AM

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