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Bangalore: Reiterating that he is not aspiring for the post of party state president or to head the government, former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa today said he will tour the drought-hit areas from August 21 Talking to reporters here, he said he had led the party to victory at the hustings in 2009 on providing succour to farmers and it was his bounden duty to ensure that they did not suffer.
Declining to comment on the previous Sadananda Gowda-led Government, Mr Yeddyurappa said he would continue to strive for the welfare of farmers even without being in power and lauded the efforts of Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar in wiping the tears of farmers.
He said the Government's announcement of waiver of farmers loan upto Rs 25,000 in the cooperative sector was an unprecedented decision.
The government would keep up the commitment of meeting the expenditure of Rs 3,500 crore in this regard and the Cooperative institutions would be compensated he assured.