Bengaluru: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has altered his name two days before assuming office for the fourth time. It is not known if he did this on the advice of an astrologer on because of his faith in numerology but from now on, he will be known as 'Yediyurappa' and not Yeddyurappa.
The powerful Lingayat leader had actually changed his name to Yeddyurappa when he became CM in 2008 and remained in power for three years then. Earlier, in 2007, he had changed his name to Yeddyurappa and became the CM under a 20:20 month power sharing pact with the JD(S). But he had to resign after the JD(S) went back on its promise.
In the letter submitted to Governor Vajubhai Vala, staking claim to form the government, the BJP veteran spelt his name as Yediyurappa. The new name also figured in the invitations he sent out.
A firm believer, Yediyurappa does not do anything without consulting astrologers like many others in politics. Even the date and timing of the swearing-in ceremony was fixed as per an astrologer's advice.
Every Thursday, the CM visits Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha to have darshan of seer Sri Raghavendra. When unprecedented floods hits north Karnataka and the famed Mantralaya shrine was flooded, he had dispatched his cabinet colleague, Ms Shobha Karandlaje with a helicopter to rescue the matha seer and had released crores of rupees to rebuild the shrine.