Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa trips and falls during a cycle jatha against rising prices in Bangalore in the run-up to local elections on Friday morning. Only pseudo-secular elements would discover the faint hint of a smile on the faces of a couple of BJP men watching the CM’s tangled feet.
However, the CM’s supporters will be delighted to see this piece of evidence of Yediyurappa’s cycling abilities in Indore, exactly a month ago, on 18 February.
Photographs: Sudhakar Jain/ Karnataka Photo News
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Bicycle going up and down? Quite imaginary.
Expected post; but with good title. :-)
Photo-one on the right is really having a very warm laugh within himself (Not wanting to look very obvious).
The one straight is also doing ditto! But the one on the left appears pretty curious figuring out how Yeddy is about to fall and get up again…
Once up, who knows if Yeddy cried and then showed the V sign using his fingers!!!!
hahahah! bhale chanda.
churmuri setting new standards in photo journalism.
Go get a life guys…
CT Ravi is having hearty laugh with a poster “badava ballidanaguvudendu”
with his cycle standing on its ‘stand’ :)
Who is doing the balancing act with Rajinikanth’s shoes?
And the one with pink stripes is trying acrobatics.
The photographer Sudhakar Jain is quite swift with three clicks.
Any videos on youtube?
I saw this picture on a differnt website first. Immediately I knew that Churumuri had a post on the same!! Needless to say, you proved me right!
It’s the same churumuri who *reluctantly* covered the attacks on kannada Prabha offices in our state. But, I have to admit one thing – you are very predictable. ;-)
Why is Yeddy tripping over something or the other always, literally…
Looking at the position of the KPN photographer, it appears that the photographer is responsible for the fall!
churumuri must not give publicity to photos taken by “third rate” so called “photo journalists” . That shows their mind set. Those journalists always want to see bad things in everything. CM is CM. One must give respect to that seat. Yeddy is doing remarkable job in Karnataka and surely he will beat Gujarat to reach Number 1 state in the country. Developed Karnataka.
Churumuri must stop publishing such low taste photographs now onwards…
Its just a slip. Don’t make an issue out of nothing.
Cut the junk. I ASSUME most of churumuri readers also visit Karnataka Photo news. so let’s not duplicate…
Yeddi should learn frm Modi abt how improve agriculture in Karnataka.
Touches all the points … contract farming, micro irrigation, reducing power subsidies to farmers.
Nothing to do with Modi. Gujarat is leading in agriculture for the past 5000 years.
please go through the Forbes article… it says clearly that contract farming, micro irrigation and limiting power subsidies were the key in (1) reducing risk for the farmers (2) conserving water in the arid regions of Saurashtra and Kutch. These definitely have got something to do with gov’t policies and hence Modi :)
Cartoon Yedi…. lol.
He never ceases an opportunity to make a fool of himself.
Mr. Yeddy…..you should try our tri-cycle….thats the only thing fit for you….
Agriculture is in Gujarati blood..so even without any govt or president’s rule, agriculture would have improved. All this is not because of Modi govt. If you don’t believe me, ask Mallika Sarabhai.
Gujarat is one of the worst states in several social economic indicators.
So please stop spreading the myth that Gujarat is number one.
may be you should hire a comment writer like the way your madam uses a speech writer to not look like a retard.
Heralding BJP’s fall?
Compared to other over aged politicians Yadiyurappa is at least fit enough to try cycling… Can Devegowda, Dharmsingh and others beat that?
Reality may be mixed and both of you are right to some extent (sans the hyperbole like the best or worst administrator/administration).
There is undeniable evidence to show that Gujarat has attracted a great deal of investment in industrial sector. The improvement in the infrastructure is also pretty much visible and it will be really futile to deny that. Similar is the case with growth in state GDP and per capita income.
But it is also a fact that in HDI or social indicators, Gujarat is not doing all that well. It is ranked 6th amongst 15-16 major states of India. Add to that the trends are not all that encouraging.
This perhaps points to the disconnect between GDP and HDI. While rich and middle class may have experienced real change in the standard of living, it doesn’t seem to have made big difference to lower and poorer sections. The percolation effect of the liberalised economy seems to be slow.
You may notice that it is the pink paper brigade which mainly thrives on the GDP, per capita income growth etc. They are the folks who go orgasmic when reporting mega investments in the industrial sector or when a gleaming highway is built.
It’s nobody’s case that development or GDP growth is not important. However it would be better if such growth is truly representative of all sections of the society instead of being skewed. Somewhere it should start reflecting in better HDI numbers. This disconnect was the story of ‘India shining’ campaign IMHO.
Perhaps Raman Singh in Chattisgarh is faring better in carrying all sections of his state while wedded to the concept of development – in a quieter way away from the media glare. But unfortunately for the media he or Chattisgarh is not much of a news.
Here is a link to a paper which brings out the classical dilemma in approach between resource allocation, focus and policies for GDP and HDI. Though utilization of water is the theme, it addresses the GDP and HDI issues too.
A 67 year old man (even if he is a fool) slips from a cycle while rally to protest against price rise that is affecting you and me, and u laugh at it ? Pardon me, i was taught not to riducule my elders.
your comment is of the perfect journo type ;)
GDP, HDI… all bs numbers some clerk somewhere pulls out of thin air. You have to be deluded to believe these kind of numbers govts all over the world put forth. Just today our dear Pranab Mukherjee touted that India will grow at 8.5% in 2011 :) (BTW these GDP numbers are always nice round figures, never pesky fractions) These numbers have no value in todays make-believe world.
I only wanted to make a point of how Guj govt is trying to go against the populist stance of the sons of the soil who pretend to care for the ‘poor farmer’. Power subsidy, Fertilizer subsidy, minimum support price and other crap only serve to keep the ‘poor farmer’ poor.
This is so hilarious!