Politics Yeddyurappa: The clerk who made it big in corridors of power Updated : May 17, 2018 12:19 PM IST BS Yeddyurappa has navigated the choppy waters of politics with the consummate ease of a seasoned oarsman, defying tidal waves of adversity. In the 2008 polls, the Lingayat heavyweight led the party to victory, and the first BJP government in the south was formed under him. BS Yeddyurappa, BJP's chief minister candidate for Karnataka, took the oath for the position on Thursday and announced loan waivers to one lakh farmers. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.