Land Cruiser given to me by a party colleague, will return after use: BS Yeddyurappa

Weeks after Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah came under attack from the Opposition for his expensive wristwatch, now it's state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa, who is in news for his expensive possession.

Updated: Apr 16, 2016, 10:31 AM IST
Land Cruiser given to me by a party colleague, will return after use: BS Yeddyurappa
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New Delhi: Weeks after Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah came under attack from the Opposition for his expensive wristwatch, now it's state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa, who is in news for his expensive possession.

The Karnataka BJP chief is creating ripples in the state politics with his new ride, a Land Cruiser, which costs about Rs 1 crore.

According to a report in NDTV, BJP spokesperson S Prakash said that the luxury vehicle has been loaned to Yeddyurappa by sugar baron and politician Murugesh Nirani. 

"Murugesh Nirani gave me this car for party work. After that, he will take back the car. I am going around in the state, so a good car is required, that's what he told me," said BS Yeddyurappa.

BSY, who returned to BJP ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha polls, has set the target of winning at least 150 seats out of 225 seats in the state Assembly.

In February this year, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah`s diamond studded Hublot watch made headlines after JD(S) Kumaraswamy first revealed the watch`s value.

Siddaramaiah, on his part, said that the watch was given to him by a person named Dr Girish Chandra Verma, adding that the watch was `second hand`.