No 'Diwali' for KJP chief BS Yeddyurappa, to continue protest

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Bangalore, Nov 1: The KJP chief B S Yeddyurappa has decided not to indulge in Diwali festivities as he is protesting the ruling-Congress government.

According to a report, Yeddyurappa's day and night protest against the decision of chief minister Siddaramaiah to 'scrap some of the schemes implemented by the previous BJP government" entered second day on Friday.

The former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa has launched his protest on Thursday at the Anandarao circle in Bangalore.

Yeddyurappa has threatened that his protest will continue till November 5.

He is demanding that Siddaramaiah should take back his decision to scrap BJP- introduced schemes in the state. There are two demands that Yeddyurappa wants to be fulfilled.

First, he wants that "Bidaai" (farewell) scheme launched by the Congress, where, Muslim girls, whose family's annual income is less than Rs 1.5 lakh will be given Rs 50,000 at the time of their marriage, should be extended to girls of all communities.

Second, he wants the government to give ration to all above poverty line (APL) card holders.

While launching his protest, Yeddyurappa said, "I am protesting because I want all sections to get justice and welfare."

Yeddyurappa has threatened that his protest will continue till November 5 and has decided not to celebrate Diwali.

Both Yeddyurappa and Siddaramaiah have indulged in name-calling against each other. In the past, Yeddyurappa called Siddaramaiah as 'dictator' and 'casteist' while latter accused him of being 'corrupt'.

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