B.S. Yeddyurappa, former Chief Minister, said he participated in the Datta Jayanti celebrations and visited the shrine on Bababudangiri Hills near Chikkamagaluru on Tuesday to fulfil a promise he made long ago.
Speaking to presspersons here on Tuesday, he said, “Long back, I had promised the people that I would take part in Datta Jayanti as Chief Minister of the State. However, for some reason I could not fulfil my promise when I was the Chief Minister,” he said.
For the first time Mr. Yeddyurappa wore ‘Datta Mala’ and participated in the final day of the three-day event in Chikkamagaluru. He said, “Thousands of people from Chikkamagaluru and neighbouring places wanted me to take part in the programme this year. Responding to their wish, I took part this time.”