PM Narendra Modi wishes BS Yeddiyurappa on his 78th birthday


Bengaluru, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wished Karnataka Chief Minister and veteran BJP leader BS Yediyurappa on his 78th birthday. Modi hailed Yediyurappa as a 'hardworking' Chief Minister and wished him long life and good health, while several state leaders flocked to his residence and greeted the Lingayat strongman.Birthday greetings to Karnataka's hardworking CM BSYBJP Ji. He is passionately working for the state's progress, especially on farmer welfare and rural development. I pray for his long life and good health," the Prime Minister tweeted.

A large-scale birthday bash will be held here later in the evening. The felicitation function will see Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and former chief minister SM Krishna besides Siddaramaiah of Congress and HD Kumaraswamy of JD(S). Union Ministers DV Sadananda Gowda, also a former chief minister, Pralhad Joshi and Suresh Angadi will also be present at the event. BJP National General Secretary (Organisation) BL Santosh and state party chief Nalin Kumar Kateel are among those who will be gracing the event.