Hundreds of supporters were eagerly waiting to take a glimpse of their hero-CM BS Yeddyurappa. The foot-tapping music, folk dancers in traditional attire and large saffron flags brought the celebratory mood onto the road leading to the Raj Bhavan. Also, there were people who are much more than a fan or party supporters. They caught the attention of the people around for some unique reasons.
A man from Mandya district was seen walking barefoot in the crowd outside Raj Bhavan on Wednesday. No doubt, the man in mid-50s, was to take a glimpse of hero Chief Minister Yeddyurappa.
Shivakumar Aradhya (53) from Kerugodu village, 20 km from Bookanakere village in Mandya district, the birthplace of Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa. Shivakumar Aradhya has been walking barefoot for the last 96 days. Being a die-hard supporter of BS Yeddyurappa, Shivakumar had vowed in Kalikamba temple that until and unless BS Yeddyurappa was sworn in as CM of Karnataka he will not wear footwear.
Finally, the day has arrived. Shivakumar was seen brimming with joy outside the Raj Bhavan. On the survival of Yeddyurappa's government, Shivakumar said, "Goddess Kalikamba will bless Yeddyurappaji. I have no doubt. His government will get the magic number. "
Shivakumar claimed BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje and CM Yeddyurappaji know about his vow. He claimed, "Shobha madam has assured me that she will get a new pair of footwear to me. I will be meeting Shobha Karndlaje at BJP office today afternoon."
M Wasim Ahmed
M Wasim Ahmed (62), who came all the way from Bangarpete in Kolar district, said, "This is the month of Ramzaan. Auspicious thing will happen to Yeddyurappaji."
About the possibility of the majority to BS Yeddyurappa, Wasim Ahmed, said, "Miracles do happen. Yeddyurappaji will get numbers to prove majority. However, I am a supporter of the BJP, not fan of any individual."
Wasim Ahmed expressed displeasure about the Congress-JDS alliance. He asked, " How can they show face to each other"?
Look how Zameer Ahmed was speaking before the election and now he has taken U-turn."
Mahatma Gandhi on 'Maun Vrat'
Meanwhile, a man dressed like Mahatma Gandhi appeared in the crowd with Charaka (spinning wheel) and three monkeys(moral symbol). The man did speak to media why was here, why did he bring these gift to CM Yeddyurappa. From curious people around him, it was clear that he wants to give these to CM Yeddyurappa. However, he could not meet the new CM near Raj Bhavan.