Bangalore: BS Yeddyurappa kept his promise to visit the Lord Manjunatha temple in Dharmasthala this morning. He offered prasad, but did not make references to the controversial face-off he had set up with his political rival.
The Karnataka Chief Minister had dared HD Kumaraswamy, leader of a major Opposition party, to meet him at this temple. Mr Kumaraswamy, in the presence of God, he said would have to testify that allegations of corruption that he has leveled against the Chief Minister are based on fact.
“I have told the chief minister and Kumaraswamy to follow political dharma, but not mix politics with religion. Both have accepted it,” Veerendra Heggade, the head of the famous temple said last night.
Criticism from other religious leaders, and a stern warning from his party president, Nitin Gadkari, persuaded Mr Yedduyarappa to drop the bizarre “truth test.” NDTV