Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa this night appealed to his colleagues within the BJP to “not indulge in protest and indiscipline”, amid strain over exit rumours after a meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi final week. Mr Yediyurappa’s tweet is being seen as a refined trace to the centre, at a time he has been racking up help from non secular leaders and even a former Congress minister.
Today, Mr Yediyurappa, 78, tweeted he has been a “loyal worker” of the BJP. “I am privileged to be a loyal worker of BJP. It is my utmost honour to serve the party with highest standards of ethics & behaviour. I urge everyone to act in accordance with party ethics & not indulge in protests/indiscipline that is disrespectful & embarrassing for the party,” Mr Yediyurappa mentioned.
I’m privileged to be a loyal employee of BJP. It is my utmost honour to serve the get together with highest requirements of ethics & behaviour. I urge everybody to behave in accordance with get together ethics & not bask in protests/indiscipline that’s disrespectful & embarrassing for the get together.
— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) July 21, 2021
The Chief Minister’s sudden journey to Delhi final week to satisfy the BJP’s high leaders had raised questions on how lengthy he would proceed in his submit. While in Delhi, when requested about rumours of a management change within the state BJP, he instructed reporters: “There is no truth in it. Not at all. Not at all. Not at all.” He mentioned the identical after flying again to Bengaluru – that he would preserve the submit.
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.
He has been going through what was seen as hostility from some BJP MLAs within the state. Some leaders together with MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, Tourism Minister CP Yogeshwar and MLC AH Vishwanath have spoken in opposition to Mr Yediyurappa, regardless of warnings of disciplinary motion by the management.
The Chief Minister’s critics within the get together, together with MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, had hit out at Mr Yediyurappa’s son and get together state vp BY Vijayendra for accompanying his father to Delhi final week. Mr Yatnal alleged Mr Yediyurappa’s son was “running the government in Karnataka.”
Yesterday, Mr Yediyurappa met mutt chiefs, or highly effective monks of the state, in what many see as a message to the BJP and its ideological mentor, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
The political and non secular leaders of the Veerashaiva-Lingayat group, which contains 16 per cent of the state’s inhabitants and is seen because the BJP’s massive help base within the state, are backing the Chief Minister. Several of them have warned the BJP in opposition to any transfer to dislodge Mr Yediyurappa, who additionally belongs to the group.
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