Yeddiyurappa : A committed Swayamsevak to Chief Minister

published on May 25, 2008

BANGALORE :  B.S.Yeddiyurappa, who set to take over as the Karnataka chief minister following BJP’s historic electoral win, began his political career as an active worker of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at the age of 23-years.


Known to be a strict disciplinarian, Yeddiyurappa was born to Siddalingappa and Puttathayamma in Bookanakere in Mandya district, about 100 km from Bangalore, Feb 27, 1943.


An arts graduate, he is a widower. He has three daughters and two sons, none of who is in politics.


He is a powerful oratory skills make him outstanding among others 


Yediyurappa shot into statewide fame soon after he took up the cause of landless farmers and bonded labourers in the state, particularly in Shimoga district.


For most part of his political career, Yediyurappa has steered clear of controversies.


He was detained for a brief period during the internal emergency by then prime minister Indira Gandhi imposed in 1975.

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