‘Leader doesn’t make assets for himself’

Published: 17th February 2013 08:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2013 08:47 AM   |  A+A-

In the wake of upcoming local body polls, former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday gave a piece of advice  to aspiring political leaders on how to impress the masses by hook or cook.

Recalling how he rose from an ordinary town municipal member to being the chief minister, Yeddyurappa advised the aspirants to be a representative who does not to make assets for himself or his family.

Addressing a packed house at Vishalakshamma choultry, he asked the leaders not to choose people with bad image as the candidates and added, “Since no party has a leader with mass appeal like me, you should make use of my face value and emerge winners.” He also suggested the women’s wing to form a strong brigade of about 500 members, under the guidance of Shobha Karandlaje. Advising them to leave no stones unturned while campaigning for the party, he asked them to enter the kitchen of every household so as to understand the problems faced by women and not “just throw pamphlets at the doors steps”. 

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