Karnataka crisis: Yeddyurappa’s supporters won’t quit, Gowda meet BJP top brass

Amid Karnataka crisis regarding to replace chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda, rebel camp of former CM B S Yeddyurappa pressured the BJP Parliamentary party to appoint Jagadish Shettar as new State’s CM, in place of Yeddyurappa.

Firing the political situation, yesterday Yeddyurappa along with 55 MLAs, holding a meeting and set a deadline on July 5 to BJP high command to replace Gowda and appoint his nominee Jagadish Shettar, reports said.

Being pressured from the rebel frictions, the BJP central leadership has decided to hold a met at Delhi and discuss the issue. The meeting will be on Monday evening in which CM DV Sadananda Gowda will also be presented with other members of BJP Parliamentary party.

However, seems that meeting will be a significance attempt to discuss the Yeddyurappa‘s demand and political crisis. It has been said that a parallel legislature party meeting will held through which a new leader has been elected after discussion.

Yeddyurappa loyalist Jagadish Shettar has full support of 52 Lok Sabha members from the state, MLAs and MLCs those are always behind him to support for Yeddyurappa.it has been reported that they all attended Sunday’s meeting held at the residence of Shettar and rallied behind him in a show of strength.

The acceptances of meeting by rebel camp has been made while BJP leadership president Nitin Gadkari warned rebel BS Yeddyurappa to ask nine rebel ministers to withdraw their resignations if they wants to follow leadership change via discussion, report suggested.

Supporting the Yeddyurappa’s demand, the nine dissidents resigned on last Friday and after two days they appealed to the party high-command to hold the Legislature Party meeting.

After assurance given by the central leadership, the nine dissidents agreed to withdraw their resignations and will leave on Delhi for participating in Monday’s meeting.

Source said, to resolve Karnataka’s so embarrassing power struggle row, BJP leadership party promised the rebels to look into their demand and take an “appropriate action” at an appropriate time.

“The ministers have taken back their resignations unconditionally and have returned to work. We are heading for a political solution in Karnataka,” BJP’s in-charge for Karnataka affairs Dharmendra Pradhan told reporters.

In the today meeting, Gowda, Gadkari, Karnataka in-charge Pradhan and other senior leaders will take place with NDA working chairperson LK Advani on the presidential election.