6 unknown facts about B.S. Yeddyurappa

Bengaluru, May 13: The BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate B.S. Yeddyurappa on Sunday said that his party will get a clear majority in Karnataka and there won't be a hung Assembly.

"I have seen the exit polls on various channels. The BJP will form the majority government on Tuesday and the Congress will exit from Karnataka. There is no question of joining hands with anyone," Yeddyurappa told News18, a day after Karnataka voted.

"While we will get 130 seats, Congress won't cross 70. The JD-S will manage 25 seats and Independents will win 3-4 seats."

Yeddyurappa, who has been Chief Minister earlier too, said he will waive off loans after taking office as promised in the Bharatiya Janata Party manifesto.

Hitting out at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, the BJP leader said his term was over and he would lose in both places where he contested -- Chamundeshwari and Badami.

Most exit polls have predicted a tight race between the Congress and the BJP with the possibility of the Janata Dal-Secular emerging as the kingmaker. The results will be announced on Tuesday.


Here are 6 unknown facts about B.S. Yeddyurappa: 

1) Yeddyurappa gave  BJP a historic win in the 2008 Karnataka Assembly elections, and allowed the saffron party to find a strong foothold in the South. 

2) After falling out with the BJP, Yeddyurappa floated his own party the KJP in 2013. 

3) In 2014, Yeddyurappa merged the KJP with the BJP. 

4) Yeddyurappa was born in a village called Bookanakere. His full name is Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yeddyurappa named after a deity of a Shiv temple by saint Siddalingeshwara.  

5) Yeddyurappa began his career as a first-division clerk in the social welfare department. But after working there for a while, he left his job and joined Shankar rice mill as a clerk. The mill was owned by Veerbhadra Shastri. After working there he opened his own hardware shop in Shimoga. 

6) He married Mythradevi who was the daughter of Veerbhadra Shashtri, the rice mill owner. They have 5 children, two sons Raghavendra and Vijayendra and three daughters Arunadevi, Padmavati and Umadevi. His wife died after falling into a sewer.