Bengaluru: As he looks at his possible departure, B S Yediyurappa on Saturday stated that he had to face several challenges from the day he took charge as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. However, he added that he is satisfied that he has made honest efforts to better the lives of the people.
The Chief Minister also added that he feels proud to have paid back to the people of Shivamogga district and his Shikaripura constituency, by making sure its all round development.
Yediyurappa’s remarks came while 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 in Bengaluru.
“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.
Speaking about the fact that he 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,” he said.
While indicating that Monday might be his last day in the office, Yediyurappa had said that based on the directives that the central leaders will give him on July 25, he will start “his work” from July 26.
On July 26, his is government will complete two years in office.
Yediyurappa, who started his political career as Purasabha president in Shikaripura, was first elected to the Legislative Assembly from Shikaripura in 1983 and then he went on to win eight times from there.
The Karnataka CM’s elder son B Y Raghavendra is the MP from Shivamogga Lok Sabha constituency.