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It will be mistake for Veerashaivas to vote for Cong as it insulted Veerendra Patil: Yeddyurappa

Press Trust of India  |  Kalgi (Karnataka) 

BJP B S has said it will be a mistake for the Veerashaiva community to for the again as the party "insulted" its tallest leader Veerendra Patil, who had served as twice.

"It will be a mistake on the part of Veerashaiva community members living in this part of the state if they for the Congress, which had heaped insult and brought ignominy to their leader Veerendra Patil, who had helped the win about 178 seats in Karnataka," told a public gathering in district's Kalgi village on Tuesday.

He was campaigning for the party candidate for the bypoll.

Patil, who hailed from the Veerashaiva community, was the twice -- from 1968 to 1971 and from 1989 to 1990.

He was born in a middle-class family in Chincholi in district.

The bypoll to Chincholi has been necessitated by the resignation of sitting member Umesh Jadhav, who quit the to join the BJP. Jadhav was the BJP candidate from the Gulbarga Lok Sabha seat.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 00:26 IST