Yeddyurappa downplays SUV gift by former industries minister

Bengaluru: BJP Karnataka unit chief BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday said that an SUV, worth of Rs. one crore, had been gifted to him by former industries minister Murugesh R Nirani.

“Murugesh Nirani has given me this car for party work. After that, he will take back the car. I am going around the state, so a good car is required. I am going to use it and after two years, once my term is over, he will take the car back,” Yeddyurappa said.

When asked why he was using this car to travel across drought-hit Karnataka, Yeddyurappa said these two things should not be compared.

“When I go to other states, I will use their cars. I am not going to use this car there,” he said.

Yeddyurappa was gifted a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado by Nirani. (ANI)