This is the agniparikshe of my life, says CM

Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yeddyurappa in an interview to Deccan Herald says his vision is to go in for comprehensive development of Karnataka…

Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yeddyurappa, after spending 23 days in office as the Chief Minister, is a much relaxed man. He is a picture of confidence. Pose him any ticklish questions, he will not lose his cool though he may not smile. Yes. Power has made him mature and he has become less aggressive while communicating because he is no more in the Opposition.

His office is making an all out effort to project him as a pro-active CM. His officials do not want him to be in a confront mode but to be constructive one. That is the precise reason why he laid foundation for an airport in Gulbarga, which has been a Congress bastion for many decades, before laying foundation for an airport in his home district Shimoga. He has spent hours to review the progress of Bangalore city development work.

But the 23 days in office has not been easy for B S Yeddyurappa. He has faced a plethora of problems including the Haveri police firing, shortage of fertiliser and a spate of suicides by farmers. Unlike when he was in the Opposition, now  he is not getting worked up against the system but trying to find reasons for the crisis and to find solutions to the problems.

On Sunday, the CMO had lined up mediapersons for interviewing the CM at Karnataka Power Corporation Corporate office in Bangalore.

The 66-year-old Yeddyurappa says his vision is to go in for comprehensive development of Karnataka. He insists that rural development will go hand in hand with urban development. And, he has not hesitation to speak about the agenda he has for the growth of Bangalore.