K'taka polls: PM Modi says Yeddyurappa will work in farmers' interest

ANI | Updated: Feb 04, 2018 23:54 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Feb. 04 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed BJP's chief ministerial candidate B. S. Yeddyurappa, as the son of a farmer who would always work in the farmers' interest.

Yeddyurappa, who is Karnataka BJP president, was named as the chief ministerial candidate in May last year.

"To help farmers, we are going to start Grameen Retail Agricultural Market, where they will receive the proper price for their crops. But this will only benefit Karnataka completely if B.S. Yeddyurappa becomes the chief minister," he said while addressing an election rally in Bengaluru.

The legislative assembly election in Karnataka will be held in April-May this year to elect members from the 224 constituencies in the state.

Currently, Siddaramaiah-led Congress government is in power in the state. (ANI)