Bengaluru, Aug 27: BJP Lok Sabha member from Mangaluru Nailn Kumar Kateel today assumed charge as Party's Karnataka President succeeding B S Yediyurappa who has now assumed charge as the Chief Minister of the State.
Yediyurappa, who was also holding the Charge as BJP State President, handed over the charge to Kateel at a function held in party's State Headquarters 'Jaganath Bhavan' with many newly inducted Cabinet Ministers, senior party leaders and workers being present.
Speaking after taking over the charge, Kateel said, "I am not highly educated nor a Scholar but grew thru RSS Shakas. BJP has yet again proved that even a small time worker can become State President by remaining honest. I will discharge my duties sincerely and in most transparent manner. I have full support of Yediyurappa, his strong Council of Ministers, and BJP workers. I will take into confidence everybody."
Speaking on the occasion, Yediyurappa said that flood situation, rehabilitation and restoration work is a big challenge before the State government and he was confident of meeting it. The State government had already initiated steps to provide rehabilitation of the affected and would construct houses to those who have lost roof during the floods due to rain and flood fury.
He said, 'Congress party, both in Karnataka and in the country has become orphan and is leaderless. BJP's aim of making the country free from Congress is becoming true." (UNI)