“I am being forced to go to Bellary despite my bad health. The party candidate (Gadi Lingappa) has met me thrice and I have assured him of all support," said Yeddyrappa.
“People in Bellary are living in fear because of goondaism. Most people don"t even come out of their homes. Business has suffered. People are fed up. Sreeramulu will be wiped out," he said referring to the Reddy brothers and Sreeramulu.
Yeddyurappa also criticised "some people in his own party", whom he said were now with the opposition and made him the "scapegoat" and tarnished his image.
"Without knowing the details, Advaniji made some statements before the media", he said, “I am sure he will understand after I explain in detail the facts," he said.
“I am the only former chief minister to have been arrested on a private complaint. I was made a scapegoat," said Yeddyurappa when asked about the days he spent in jail.
When asked about how he saw his chances were to become the chief minister, he said, “My work will speak for itself and the people will decide my future. I do not need any assurance from any central leader. I have not asked for anything."