Political News, State, (Bengaluru), September 19:-Health and Family Welfare Minister B Sriramulu on Friday clarified that he went to a ‘Gade Durgamma’ (Goddess Durga) temple in Gonal to seek her blessings, but not to become Deputy Chief Minister of the state.
Speaking to reporters here, Sreeramulu said, “Is going to temple wrong? Is seeking blessings wrong? I went to the temple like everyone else. Like everyone, I too sought her blessings. But the same is being portrayed by the media as if I want to be the Deputy CM, which is wrong.”
It may be recalled that Sriramulu wrote a letter to the deity on Thursday that went viral on social media.
Sriramulu was recently in Yadgir to take part in Kalyana Karnataka Utsava in Kalaburagi. During his visit, he wrote a letter to Goddess Gade Durgadevi of Gonala village in Vadagera taluk in the district.
The famous Gonal Durga Devi temple is situated in Shahapur taluk of Yadgir district.
In response to a question, Sriramulu said that Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa would complete his full term in office as there is no one in the state who could replace him.
“It is just media creation that he (Yediyurappa) would be replaced,” Sriramulu said.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)