Speaking at the aftermath of a function celebrating the 105th birthday of the seer, Yeddyurappa said, "The raw deal that I received would not have happened to any leader even in a country like Pakistan." Comparing himself as a beautiful tree, he remarked that he was being deliberately targeted and chopped by the miscreants.
BSY added, "With the blessings of the seer, I have got mammoth strength ('ane bala'), and he has advised me to wait for the right time to break my silence." In a snide comment on the Opposition, Yeddyurappa said that he hoped former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and his family will live long enough to see him deliver good work for the state.
Speaking on the massive birthday celebration of the seer, BSY said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be invited for the seer's exclusive birthday bash on the last week of April in Bangalore. On this he further said, "We will organise about 10 lakh people to participate in the mega event." He also plans to tour the state to assess the drought situation and said, "I want the drought situation to come to an end with the grace of God."