Earlier, while speaking to a private TV channel, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had said Pakistan would be willing to consider returning the Indian pilot if it led to de-escalation.
In an apparent attempt to politicise the issue of the airstrike, Yeddyurappa further said that a large number of people are waiting to elect BJP nominees and re-elect Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister.
Yeddyurappa had said that as a result of the action on terrorists by Indian military, BJP is poised to bag over 22 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka.
IAF sources identified the pilot as Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.
Delhi chief minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal also took on the PM for engaging in political activities when an IAF personnel is captured.
Pakistan tension: Airport shutdowns affect global flights
Vistara Airlines said in a tweet, "Due to airspace restrictions flights to and from Amritsar, Srinagar and Jammu are now on hold". Officials said they received instructions from air traffic controllers that the airports have been shut for civilian operations.
Congress cancelled its imp CWC & Rally today. "Pradhan Sevak hell-bent on creating a video Conference record!" Facing flak for linking India's air strike on terror camps in Pakistan with BJP's prospects in Lok Sabha polls, Yeddyurappa Thursday said there was no question of seeking electoral gains and the nation came first to him.
Siddaramaiah, former chief minister and chairman of the coordination committee of the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) alliance that is in power in the state, also condemned the remarks. Even BJP workers are ashamed. I beg to differ. "We stand as one nation, action taken by our government is to safeguard our nation and ensure safety of our citizens, not to win a few extra seats".
Sharing of seats is expected to be a litmus test for both parties with JD (S) demanding for 10-12 seats, while Congress has maintained that seat sharing will be based on merit. "I would like to clarify that my yesterdays statement has been completely misinterpreted", he said.
"To use the supreme valour and commitment of armed forces for petty political gain is totally shameful and condemnable".