Chetan Bhagat has some advice for Lingayats

Chetan Bhagat, the author of numerically titled bestsellers as One Night @ The Call Center, The 3 Mistakes of Life, and 2 States, pronounced by Time magazine as the one of the “100 most influential people in the world“, and installed in the nation’s consciousness as a columnist, has a piece in today’s Sunday Times of India, in which the IIT-IIM grad says Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa has to go.

Yep, he’s got to go. Someone needs to give Yeddy a teddy and kiss him goodbye,” in the memorable words of the author.

In the piece, Bhagat, also has a word of advice for Lingayats in the State, the people as well as the godmen backing Yediyurappa despite all that has happened.

“A word to the Lingayat community. It is wonderful to be loyal to your own. But loyalty does not mean supporting wrongdoers . A corrupt Lingayat leader is first and foremost, just a corrupt leader. Keeping him in power merely gives the community a bad name. The Lingayats are known for their code of honour. I’m sure there are other honest leaders you can support, and help build a better nation in the process.”

Read the full article: A goodbye teddy for Yeddy

Illustration: Sorit Gupto, courtesy Outlook*

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