In BSY's support, Lingayat seers to hold massive convention on July 25
Bengaluru, July 24: In a loud and clear message, several seers of the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community on Friday decided to organise religious heads convention on Sunday (July 25), amid intense speculation about a possible leadership change in Karnataka. This is seen as a last ditch effort to save Yediyurappa from resigning after July 26.
"We will discuss the current situation in Karnataka. All seers have given their blessings to him (the CM). Every govt should work on its shortcomings," said Dingaleshwara Swami, Balehosur Mutt.
Support continued to pour in for Yediyurappa from Mutts, as several pontiffs made a beeline to his official residence and threw their weight behind him, amid speculation that his exit was on the cards.
As he stares at a possible exit, B S Yediyurappa on Saturday said he had to face several challenges from the day he took charge as Karnataka Chief Minister, but is satisfied that he has made honest efforts to better the lives of the people.
The Chief Minister also said that he feels proud to have paid back to the people of Shivamogga district and his Shikaripura constituency, by ensuring its all-round development.
He was speaking after virtually inaugurating projects worth Rs 1,074 crore and laying the foundation for various projects worth Rs 560 crore in Shivamogga district, from his home office here.
"I am satisfied that in the last two years we put maximum efforts for the development of Shivamogga district. The projects that are being inaugurated are evidence for it.
I feel proud to say that through all-round development, I have made honest efforts to pay back to the people of Shivamogga district, and more specifically Shikaripura taluk, which gave me political birth," Yediyurappa said.
"From the day I took charge as the Chief Minister till now, I had to face several challenges like natural disasters that the state had never faced in the past and the corona pandemic, which ravaged lives
"Now once again there is a flood like situation," Yediyurappa noted
Stating that he has spoken to Deputy Commissioners of eight districts,including Shivamogga and directed them to take up relief and rescue works," he said "I'm satisfied that despite all these (challenges), I have been able to take steps to improve the living standard of the people and their financial position
...I thank the people for their support in facing the challenges."
Indicating that Monday might be his last day in office, Yediyurappa had recently said that based on the instructions that the central leaders will give him on July 25, he will begin "his work" from July 26.