Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa’s sudden journey to Delhi to satisfy the highest leaders of his get together raised questions on how lengthy he would proceed in his publish. The Chief Minister insisted he isnt going wherever. When requested about rumors of a management change within the state BJP, he informed reporters in Delhi, “There isn’t any fact in it. Not in any respect. Not in any respect. Not in any respect.”
Mr Yediyurappa met high BJP leaders, together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday. He known as on Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP chief JP Nadda as we speak.
But the sudden journey to Delhi added gas to hypothesis that the 78-year-old chief was on his method out. Some Karnataka BJP MLAs have been vocal of their criticism of Mr Yediyurappa and his son Vijayendra, who accompanied him to Delhi.
The critics not being known as out publicly for his or her assaults on the Chief Minister added to the doubts over the steadiness of his place. Against this, the BJP state in-charge, Arun Singh, supported Mr Yediyurappa after his go to to Bengaluru the place he met MLAs. And the Chief Minister’s personal evaluation of Mr Singh’s go to.
After the assembly with Amit Shah, the Chief Minister stated, “He (Amit Shah) stated Karnataka has an excellent future. We are utterly with you. That is what the Prime Minister stated yesterday, too. So did JP Nadda and Rajnath Singh. They all spoke very fortunately with me. They stated it was a giant duty on me to construct the get together. ‘You should fulfill that’. I stated ‘I might work day and evening for the get together’. They fortunately expressed their confidence in me ,” the Karnataka Chief Minister stated.
Mr Yediyurappa returned to Bengaluru later as we speak. “My Delhi go to was very profitable. I spent half-an-hour with PM Modi speaking about nationwide and state politics. The similar method with Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda – I spoke to them in regards to the state state of affairs and the way in which forward . It was a profitable assembly,” Mr Yediyurappa stated.
“They had just one expectation – as soon as once more that much more Lok Sabha seats are gained in Karnataka. We ought to deal with strengthening the get together. In the approaching days we are going to do what we have to construct the get together. I’ve given them that assurance by working collectively,” Mr Yediyurappa stated.
On whether or not he would proceed to be the Chief Minister for the subsequent 22 months until the meeting election and if there was any dialogue about his successor, Mr Yediyurappa stated, “So far nothing on that. I’ve stated earlier, there is no such thing as a scarcity of leaders in BJP. For now they’ve given me the duty. We will all work collectively.”
He indicated he would full his time period as Chief Minister. “There isn’t any confusion about that. The nationwide leaders have stated it’s best to construct the get together as Chief Minister. It is our responsibility to comply with what they are saying at totally different events. There has been no query of change or management. They have stated we should always all work collectively,” Mr Yediyurappa stated.
On whether or not there was any dialogue on complaints in opposition to him by state BJP leaders, he stated, “Everybody is aware of some folks have spoken in opposition to me. I have not bothered about it. The nationwide leaders did not ask me about it.”
“On the twenty sixth, as you recognize it’s my second anniversary of turning into Chief Minister, on that day I’m calling for a legislature get together assembly of the BJP. We will all be collectively and resolve how one can strengthen the get together going forward. There was no speak about any change,” Mr Yediyurappa stated.
Mr Yediyurappa, the BJP’s first and solely Chief Minister in south India, has nearly accomplished two years in cost since he took over from the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition in July 2019.