Yeddyurappa confident of being in power for 5 years, promises farm loan waiver in 1-2 days
Bengaluru: BS Yeddyurappa, sworn in as 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka, today said that he was “100 per cent sure” of winning the vote of confidence in the assembly and completing the five-year term.
“I am sure of winning the vote of confidence and my government completing five years,” said Yeddyurappa, who has been given 15-days window to prove majority.
Addressing his first press conference in Vidhana Soudha this morning, Yeddyurappa said that he has sought details on farm loans in the state and that in a day or two will fulfil his promise of their waiver.
Yeddy pledges farm loan waiver in 24 hours
“We are in talks with banks to provide farm loan waiver of Rs 1 lakh, the plan would be finalised within 24 hours,” Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa said at the press briefing.
Yeddyurappa also appealed to the legislators to vote according to their “conscience” and uphold the people’s mandate.
“I am 100 per cent sure of the success,” he said, striking a confident note on emerging victorious in the trial of strength in the assembly.
“I have people’s support for me and my party,” said Yeddyurappa, who has now a tough task to muster the numbers to reach the half mark of 112.
Yeddy slams Cong-JD (S) alliance
Yeddyurappa also slammed the Congress-JDS alliance as “unholy” and charged they were out to grab power though the people had “rejected them outright”.
He was addressing his first press conference soon after taking the oath following an overnight legal battle in the Supreme Court where the Congress-JDS combine made a desperate push to stall the government formation.
The BJP has emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats in the May 12 elections which threw up a hung assembly.