An Election Commission flying squad checked former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa's luggage at a helipad in Shivamogga on Tuesday. According to the report by the Deccan Herald, Yeddyurappa, the leader of the BJP in Karnataka, was about to travel to Raichur, and that the poll panel team "did not find any cash or other valuables".
The poll staff, after knowing that the BJP leader was about to fly to Raichur by air, rushed to the helipad and checked the bags he was carrying with him. But they did not find any cash or other valuables. Afterward, they allowed him to depart from the city.
While reacting to it, District BJP Unit General Secretary D S Arun, son of former chairman of legislative council D H Shankaramurthy said that there is nothing surprising in it. The poll staff discharged their duties and our leader was not carrying any cash or valuables. There is no need to politicize this.
It may be mentioned here that, earlier, this month, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy's SUV stopped at a checkpost in Hassan district, and was searched. Karnataka will vote in the general election in two phases, the first of which will be held on Thursday: April 18. The following phase is on April 23.