Yeddyurappa to visit flood-hit Belagavi on Thursday

Yeddyurappa to visit flood-hit Belagavi on Thursday

Agency News

New Delhi, Aug 7 : With the top BJP leadership mourning the untimely demise of former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, who was unable to meet them to finalise the expansion of the Cabinet, returned to his state on Wednesday.

Yeddyurappa, who had reached Delhi on Monday evening and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Ministers, however, failed to call on Home Minister and party president Amit Shah, as he was busy with the deliberations related to scrapping of Article 370, on Tuesday.

According to party sources, the top party leadership has asked Yeddyurappa to visit Delhi after a few days, and it could be early next week. Earlier in the day, the Karnataka Chief Minister paid his last respect to Swaraj at her residence.

Yeddyurappa said he would visit Belagavi on Thursday to take stock of the situation and to review the relief works. Belagavi and neighbouring districts have been affected by torrential rain and flood for the past few days.  He said he would stay in Belagavi for two days.UNI