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K'taka: Yediyurappa is now Yeddyurappa
October 27, 2007 23:17 IST
Apparently guided by astrologers' advice, Bharatiya Janata Party leader and chief ministerial hopeful B S Yediyurappa has changed his name to B S Yeddyurappa.
"B S Yediyurappa s/o Siddalingappa, former deputy chief minister of Karnataka, has changed his name as B S Yeddyurappa vide an affidavit dated October 11," according to a statement issued by his personal assistant.
Yeddyurappa, who is hoping to become chief minister in the wake of Janata Dal-Secular extending support to BJP to form the government, has appealed to the public that hereafter all communication should be addressed to him in the name of B S Yeddyurappa.
Earlier, former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy had changed his name to Kumaaraswamy, as advised by an astrolger that adding another "a" would bring luck to him.
However, Kumaraswamy did not insist his name to be spelled as Kumaaraswamy.
Yeddyurappa, the former deputy chief minister, withdrew support to the Kumaraswamy government on October 7 over differences on power transfer issue.
People will now have to wait whether Yeddyurappa's new name brings luck and power to him, an issue which will be decided by the state Governor Rameshwar Thakur.