SHIMOGA: Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa introspected his political career, work and his contribution to the state during his speech at Nammabhimana, a felicitation programme organised by the BSY Felicitation Committee at the NES grounds here on Saturday.
“In all respect, I have to change, I need to change, I must change and I will change in my political career as I have experienced backstabbing by politicians from my own and opposition parties in the last seven months,” he added.
He admitted that people have an aversion towards politics but stressed that people from other professions, especially the youth should join politics.
“In the last seven months, I have learnt a lot from such developments. Now I am very cautious and would be careful in choosing people. Only a few people like BP Harish and Renukacharya have spoken loudly for me,” he said. Yeddyurappa, however appreciated the state budget but said that it needs to be known how the programmes will be implemented.
“Both opposition parties and a few of my party colleagues portrayed me as a criminal. As soon as, I was fixed, I was put behind the bars. Perhaps this would not happen even in Pakistan but it has happened in Karnataka. I would come clean from all allegations. I would not yield to either opposition parties or my own party leaders”, he declared.
He added that if the opposition parties supported his cause then the state would have achieved more progress than Gujarat.
“I will change to face all these and I will become a new Yeddyurappa in future,” he said.