De-coding B S Yeddyurappa’s green shawl
B S Yeddyurappa was sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka on Thursday. He took oath at the Raj Bhavan sporting his trademark green shawl. This is not the first time that he has sported this shawl.
In the past when he was sworn in as CM, he has sported the green shawl and this is his way of telling the farmers about his commitment. The first decision he would take as CM of Karnataka is the farm loan waiver which he had promised in the manifesto in the run up to the elections.
Yeddyurappa always sports a white safari suit. Yeddyurappa who started off with the RSS has always been dressed in a safari suit after he made his entry into politics. When he took oath for the first time, he had only sported a safari suit. He was CM for just 7 days then.
However the green shawl made its way into his attire only when he took oath for the second time as CM. Those close to him say that this is his commitment towards the farmers. In fact Yeddyurappa is the first CM of Karnataka to present an agriculture budget.
His love for nature and agriculture can be drawn from the fact as to what he has written on his official website. He says that since the past 45 years, even today, I go to my farm. I have a mango and coconut garden. We also cultivate paddy and grow vegetables. Even now when I go to my native place in Shikaripura, I go to my fields and spend hours out there, he also said.