Monday, August 2, 2010
If charges are proved, Reddy to hang self
The much awaited BJP rally at Davangere came to a close with the Reddy brothers throwing open a challenge saying, "if an iota of evidence is provided against us on illegal mining, we are ready to hang ourselves."
The Reddy brothers especially, Janardhan Reddy was in full swing challenging the Congress to come forward and prove their allegations against them. They cannot do it since there is nothing against us. I will hang myself if they are able to prove anything against us.
Reddy also went on to speak of his loyalty towards the party and said that till his death he will remain with the BJP. There is no other party for us. Even if we are expelled from the party, we will remain loyal to the BJP and will work for it until our death.
He also opened a challenge to the Congress and said let us fight with the ballot box. I challenge any Congress leader to contest against us in Bellary and win, he said.
The BJP tried to put up a united front, but the cold war between the Chief Minister and the Reddy brothers were pretty evident. Both of them did not talk to each other during the public meeting. They were to have a core committee meeting to iron out the differences, but that has been postponed to August 7.
Chief Minister, B S Yeddyurappa in his address said that he would hold a rally from Agust 20 onwards. It would cover every district and would aim at highlighting the achievements of his government.