BJP workers brace for BSY’s 70th birthday

BANGALORE: Following the BJP high command’s decision to keep former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa away from the party or the government, it was expected that Yeddyurappa will come up with a f

Published: 27th February 2012 06:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:04 PM   |  A+A-

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The banners put up by the BJP workers

BANGALORE: Following the BJP high command’s decision to keep former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa away from the party or the government, it was expected that Yeddyurappa will come up with a final decision on his 70th birthday on February 27.  It is said the political circle was waiting to see if Yeddyurappa would continue as the BJP leader or resign from the party.  

However, his staunch followers dismissed the possibility of him resigning.

According to them,  Yeddyurappa will wait for the outcome of the March 3 meeting between party national president Nitin Gadkari and the state BJP core group as not only his, but the political careers of various supporters were at stake.

On Monday, a series of religious and political programmes were planned to mark Yeddyurappa’s birthday. A birthday bash was organised by his supporters under the banner Backward Classes Forum at a convention centre near City Railway Station, in which a resolution will be adopted to give a suitable position to Yeddyurappa. Chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda and state BJP president KS Eshwarappa, are invited to these programmes.

Bangalore North MP D B Chandre Gowda would inaugurate the programme and Irrigation Minister Basavaraj Bommai will preside over it. The event will be attended by four pontiffs from Lingayat and backward class mutts.

Later, the former CM has planned a meeting with his supporters, followed by a dinner for the party men and the media.

The resolution would be later delivered to the party high command. Early Monday morning Yeddyurappa will visit Siddaganat Mutt at Tumkur to seek the blessings of pontiff Sri Shivakumar Swamy.  He will also perform a puja at Radha Krishna temple in Sanjayanagar.

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