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Karnataka CM hints at his exit, says will abide by decision

PTI  Bangalore, July 04, 2012
First Published: 23:16 IST(4/7/2012) | Last Updated: 23:18 IST(4/7/2012)

Hinting at his imminent exit as per the demand of sulking former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, Karnataka chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Wednesday said he was a responsible party worker and would welcome the decision of the high command.

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“I, Jagadish Shettar, KS Eshwarappa (state BJP president) have told central leaders that we will abide by their decision. They said they will decide in four to five days,” said Gowda, who returned to Bangalore late on Tuesday after consultations with the central leadership in Delhi.

Last week, BSY loyalists had resigned in support of their demand for Gowda to be replaced by BSY loyalist Shettar.

Gowda also sought to highlight the achievements of his 11-month rule on Wednesday.

He said the high command would take a decision soon.

“As per my political principle, there is nothing sweet or bitter — we have to accept everything equally. Being a CM, I have given good administration for 11 months and I did not give any scope for corruption in the government.”

He added that he had not given any opportunity either to the governor or the opposition parties to point a finger at him and that there was no “black mark” on his rule.

“We informed the high command about the recent political drama and other happenings. I hope they would take a good and appropriate step to solve the crisis in our party,” he said. The recent developments had hurt the feelings of grassroots BJP workers and these things should be stopped, he added.

Meanwhile, BSY faction leaders, who also returned from Delhi on Tuesday, met at BSY’s residence in the evening.

After the meeting, one of his loyalist ministers, CM Udasi, said all leaders were hoping that the high command would take a suitable action.  


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