Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa said the airport at Mysore will be inaugurated on September 15, three days prior to the commencement of Dasara. He said that this year’s Dasara will be a grand affair. Yeddyurappa said this while interacting with a group of women journalists over lunch,on the eve of the Gowri-Ganesha festival. Yeddyurappa said that he would begin gramavastavya (villagestays) soon.
“I will select one big village in each district and spend the evening and night there, interacting with the villagers on development needs. Cultural programmes will alsobe taken to villages during these stays,” he said. He also pointed out that the turnout for his Janata Darshan had reduced considerably, following the implementation of welfare programmes like Sandhya Suraksha, Bhagyalakshmi etc. “People have been able to get the help they want in their home towns,” he pointed out.