Yediyurappa says central leadership will decide on Opposition leader in state

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Senior BJP leader B S Yediyurappa speaking to media persons on Tuesday.

BENGALURU: Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior BJP leader B S Yediyurappa has said that the central leadership will be taking a decision on the Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly. “We have not taken any decision so far, it is left to the central leadership, they will take the decision”, he said.

The senior BJP leader also added that they will support fighting against the Congress government along with H D Kumaraswamy. “We are together in the fight against the Congress government. We are just waiting for the central leadership’s permission”, the former Chief Minister said.

“Whatever H D Kumaraswamy is saying is absolutely true and I want to support his statement. Kumaraswamy and we will fight together in future”, he added.

Yediyurappa said that if the Congress government in the state does not implement its ‘guarantees’, the BJP will stage protests in every district. “We are protesting against the Karnataka government as they made so many promises, but nothing has been delivered. We don’t have any fresh demand; we only want them to implement their five guarantees. If they do not take any action in the coming week, we will go around the state and stage protests in every district”, Yediyurappa said.

The five ‘main’ guarantees, which Congress promised to fulfil after coming to power in Karnataka, were 200 units of free power to all households (Gruha Jyoti); Rs 2,000 monthly assistance to the woman head of every family (Gruha Lakshmi); 10 kg of rice free to every member of a BPL household (Anna Bhagya); Rs 3,000 every month for unemployed graduate youth and Rs 1,500 for unemployed diploma holders (both in the age group of 18-25) for two years (Yuva Nidhi) and free travel for women in public transport buses (Shakti).

Meanwhile, the second day of the Assembly session on Tuesday was marked by unruly scenes over the implementation of the five ‘guarantees’ given by the Congress party ahead of the state polls.

After Speaker UT Khader asked MLA Shivalinge Gowda to speak during Question Hour, BJP members stood up and demanded the Speaker to suspend the Question Hour and give them time to discuss the ‘guarantees’ announced by the Congress. (ANI)

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