Crisis in BJP Karnataka, Yeddyurappa whisks away MLAs to resort

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    BANGALORE: The DV Sadananda Gowda-led BJP government in Karnataka was on the brink of a crisis with BS Yeddyurappa shepherding 55 loyalist-MLAs to a resort in the outskirts of the city late on Sunday, setting a 48-hour deadline for the party high command to reinstate him as chief minister.

    With a dozen ministers among his supporters and half of the state MPs backing him, the victory sign Yeddyurappa flashed as he left for the resort showed his determination. But an unfazed Sadananda Gowda told reporters in Tumkur: "The issue of change in leadership is left to the central party leadership and I will present the budget on March 21. A copy of the budget is already in press."

    Yeddyurappa, who has backtracked after threatening a revolt many times, has chosen to make it clear that he means business this time. Playing the numbers game, he said 15 more MLAs would join him on Monday morning.

    He is backed by Lingayat strongman and minister Jagadish Shettar and ministers C M Udasi, Basavaraj Bommai, Shobha Karandlaje and V Somanna among others. What if the high command turns down his demand? "Wait for 48 hours. Everything will be settled,'' said a beaming Yeddyurappa.

    A report from New Delhi quoted party sources as saying that the BJP may concede both Rajya Sabha seats it can win in the March 30 biennial election to Yeddyurappa nominees to buy peace.

    The BJP has 120 MLAs including the Speaker, in the 224-member assembly.

    The developments have raised questions about the budget session, which is scheduled to begin on March 20. Yeddyurappa's supporters gave enough indication about their intentions of walking out of the party if the situation warranted.

    "The party high command had promised to reinstate him as CM after he came clean in the mining case. Now that the high court has quashed the FIR against him, he should be made the CM. The party bosses should convene the legislature party meeting within 24 hours and get him elected as the leader," declared Udasi.

    As per the plan, the MLAs will stay in the resort until the party high command makes its stand clear on Yeddyurappa's reinstatement. They will boycott the budget session if the situation demands. "This is a do or die battle,'' declared former minister Hartal Halappa.

    Earlier, municipal administration minister Balachandra Jarkiholi, who is identified with the anti-Yeddyurappa camp, announced that a group of 20 MLAs were contemplating resignation, fed up with the party's internal bickering.

    "Some MLAs, about 20 in number, are unhappy with the affairs of the party. I have held discussions with them. If the leadership crisis continues, we are all ready to resign,'' Jarkiholi told reporters.

    The developments overshadowed the 59th birthday celebrations of CM Sadananda Gowda. Besides celebrating his birthday, he sought the blessings of two powerful pontiffs, Sri Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddaganga Mutt and Balagangadharanatha Swamiji of Adi

    Chunchanagiri Mutt. Gowda got a shot in the arm, with Balagangadharanatha Swamy backing him. "He is being targeted only because he is a Vokkaliga. The other forces are trying to dethrone a Vokkaliga CM,'' he said at a programme in Chikkaballapur district.

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    The BJP is lucky that the opposition in Karnataka is useless an that it will return to power if elections are held. But this governement of the BJP is the worst one has ever seen with open tamasha everyday for the chair. Governance has never been there and corruption is at its peak.

    Even when Yeddi was CM, he was doing rounds of all the temples he could think of than of the state to make it better.

    Bangalore is goin to lose out to other cities if this government continues.

    BSY is just so shameless.
     
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    Yeddyurappa has become mad in his quest for CM chair.
     
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    Crisis in Karnataka BJP, Yeddyurappa whisks away 55 MLAs to resort

    Crisis in Karnataka BJP, Yeddyurappa whisks away 55 MLAs to resort - The Times of India

    BANGALORE: The DV Sadananda Gowda-led BJP government in Karnataka was on the brink of a crisis with BS Yeddyurappa shepherding 55 loyalist-MLAs to a resort in the outskirts of the city late on Sunday, setting a 48-hour deadline for the party high command to reinstate him as chief minister.

    With a dozen ministers among his supporters and half of the state MPs backing him, the victory sign Yeddyurappa flashed as he left for the resort showed his determination. But an unfazed Sadananda Gowda told reporters in Tumkur: "The issue of change in leadership is left to the central party leadership and I will present the budget on March 21. A copy of the budget is already in press."

    Yeddyurappa, who has backtracked after threatening a revolt many times, has chosen to make it clear that he means business this time. Playing the numbers game, he said 15 more MLAs would join him on Monday morning.

    He is backed by Lingayat strongman and minister Jagadish Shettar and ministers C M Udasi, Basavaraj Bommai, Shobha Karandlaje and V Somanna among others. What if the high command turns down his demand? "Wait for 48 hours. Everything will be settled,'' said a beaming Yeddyurappa.

    A report from New Delhi quoted party sources as saying that the BJP may concede both Rajya Sabha seats it can win in the March 30 biennial election to Yeddyurappa nominees to buy peace.

    The BJP has 120 MLAs including the Speaker, in the 224-member assembly.

    The developments have raised questions about the budget session, which is scheduled to begin on March 20. Yeddyurappa's supporters gave enough indication about their intentions of walking out of the party if the situation warranted.

    "The party high command had promised to reinstate him as CM after he came clean in the mining case. Now that the high court has quashed the FIR against him, he should be made the CM. The party bosses should convene the legislature party meeting within 24 hours and get him elected as the leader," declared Udasi.

    As per the plan, the MLAs will stay in the resort until the party high command makes its stand clear on Yeddyurappa's reinstatement. They will boycott the budget session if the situation demands. "This is a do or die battle,'' declared former minister Hartal Halappa.

    Earlier, municipal administration minister Balachandra Jarkiholi, who is identified with the anti-Yeddyurappa camp, announced that a group of 20 MLAs were contemplating resignation, fed up with the party's internal bickering.

    "Some MLAs, about 20 in number, are unhappy with the affairs of the party. I have held discussions with them. If the leadership crisis continues, we are all ready to resign,'' Jarkiholi told reporters.

    The developments overshadowed the 59th birthday celebrations of CM Sadananda Gowda. Besides celebrating his birthday, he sought the blessings of two powerful pontiffs, Sri Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddaganga Mutt and Balagangadharanatha Swamiji of Adi

    Chunchanagiri Mutt. Gowda got a shot in the arm, with Balagangadharanatha Swamy backing him. "He is being targeted only because he is a Vokkaliga. The other forces are trying to dethrone a Vokkaliga CM,'' he said at a programme in Chikkaballapur district.
     
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    The BJP should dissociate itself from this blackmailer and not bother about saving the government if it comes to it. The BJP will win a snap poll as there is no credible opposition. BJP will salvage its battered image of it does so.
     

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