Special Correspondent

Yeddyurappa is expected to

check-in at a naturopathy centre

BANGALORE: After the hectic poll campaign in peak summer, several politicians in Karnataka are now heading towards naturopathy centres to relax and rejuvenate themselves.

The latest to join the group is expected to be Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who spearheaded the Bharatiya Janata Party’s campaign in the State by addressing 253 public meetings.

Sources in the Chief Minister’s secretariat said that Mr. Yeddyurappa might prefer a stay at the Jindal Naturopathy Centre on the outskirts of Bangalore tentatively from Monday.The Chief Minister’s family members and some of his close aides have suggested to him to stay at the naturopathy centre till Friday.

Though word has already spread in government and BJP circles that the Chief Minister would stay at a naturopathy centre till Friday, it is said that Mr. Yeddyurappa would decide on the duration of the stay.

“He has agreed to go to the naturopathy centre. But the decision on whether to go there on Monday or Tuesday will be taken by himself as soon as he arrives from Ludhiana tonight,” an official in the Chief Minister’s secretariat said.

Sixty-seven-year-old Mr. Yeddyurappa had a tiring campaign session as he toured the State continuously over the last two months, in addition to several roadshows.

This, the official said, was the highest number of meetings (253) addressed by any politician during the run-up to the Lok Sabha poll.

Several Ministers in Mr. Yeddyurappa’s Cabinet too have either gone to the naturopathy centres or were holidaying with their family members.

While Transport Minister R. Ashok is still at a naturopathy centre on the outskirts of Bangalore, another Minister stayed at a naturopathy centre in Dakshina Kannada. One more prominent Minister is learnt to have had a very brief private holiday abroad soon after the second phase of elections in the State.

BJP’s candidate for Bangalore Central Lok Sabha seat P. C. Mohan is on a pilgrimage in Puducherry.