Ready to contest against Siddaramaiah, says Yeddyurappa

Karnataka BJP chief B.S Yeddyurappa said he was ready to contest against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah from Badami, if the party’s national president Amit Shah asked him to do so.

“Our party’s national president will decide whether I should contest or someone else. If I’m asked to contest, I’m ready. If he asks someone else to contest, they will contest,” Yeddyurappa told.

The former Chief Minister further said: “But it is certain that we will field a good candidate in Badami and defeat Siddaramaiah. BJP has already taken a decision in this regard.”

Badami in Bagalkote will be the second constituency from where Siddaramaiah will be contesting the May 12 Karnataka assembly polls, the other being Chamundeshwari in Mysuru.