Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda whose political career is in danger as many leader wants to quit him from leadership, has tried to hide the crisis in BJP.
As recently seven ministers, close allies of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa have offered to resign, but Gowda on Saturday said he was unaware of their resignation.
Talking to media he said, “I have not received any resignation letter so far. There is no crisis in BJP.” Sources said Gowda reaction was sought over letters submitted by seven ministers to Yeddyurappa.
According to report, Ministers Shobha Karandlaje, Basavaraj Bommai, Umesh Katti, CM Udasi, V Somanna, MP Renukacharya and Murugesh Nirani were submitted their resignation letters to Yeddyurappa on Saturday evening.
Amongst them, one of the ministers told reporters, “Our leader is free to take any decision on our resignation. Since we have been accused of indulging in anti-party activities, though we have not done anything, we chose to quit.”
Source said, at least 45 BJP MLAs in state are ready to offer their resignation letter, in wake of downing the BJP government with a minority that directly putting impact over its performance in next year assembly elections.
Since February, 70-year-old Yeddyurappa is struggling to comeback with his former chief ministership. It has been said that his final call on the resignations will be held on Monday, a strong move to pressure up the BJP by secure more cabinet votes for his loyalists.
At present one main motive of Yeddyurappa is of removal of Sadandana Gowda. As after quashed by Karnataka High Court and recently a CBI probe ordered by the Supreme Court against him in connection with illegal mining, it is difficult for him to comeback for leadership with clean chit in the corruption cases as the party central leadership directed.