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The News Minute | May 23, 2014 | 9.39 am IST Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa has apparently offered to “whole-heartedly” towards strengthening the BJP in Karnataka, in a bid to avoid the embarrassment of being passed up over allegations of corruption. According to The Indian Express (Yeddyurappa opts out of race for ministry), Yeddyurappa wrote to prime minister-elect Narendra Modi, and said: “I voluntarily and wholeheartedly offer my willingness to work towards the strengthening of the party in Karnataka.” Even before the polling began, Yeddyurappa had hinted that he wanted the Agriculture Ministry if he was elected. The reports quotes sources who told the newspaper that Yeddyurappa had been advised by Modi not to insist on a post until the courts had cleared him. In Bangalore a few weeks ago, RSS leader Bhayyaji Joshi had told The News Minute that allegations against Yeddyurappa and B Sriramulu were matter pending in court and that it would take action depending on the courts’ verdict. Yeddyurappa referred to their meeting in his letter and said: “You further expressed that since the expectations and aspirations are too high across the country at least few capable leaders must come forward to take the responsibility and work towards strengthening the party in their respective states.”
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