Senior BJP leader Eshwarappa showed his political might in a different way by leading a pilgrimage of women. He was the brain behind the visit of 4,500 women members of Sri Marikamba Micro Finance from Shivamogga to Kollur Mookambika temple on Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24 as part of their mega pilgrimage.
Eshwarappa gave details of the Sri Marikamba Micro Finance and said how, with the help of Rs 13.50 crore loan, more than 4,500 women members had transformed their lives. In an indirect message to his party colleague as well as adversary B S Yeddyurappa, he also openly proclaimed that all those women had stood by him. Incidentally both belong to the same district, Shivamogga.