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BJP bends, likely to reinstate Yeddyurappa as CM

india Updated: Mar 21, 2012 17:02 IST
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BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa is likely to be reinstated as the chief minister of Karnataka after the party lost in Karnataka Lok Sabha bypoll, according to reports.

BJP lost from Udupi-Chikmagalur seat. The bypoll followed Sadanand Gowda vacating the seat after becoming chief minister Aug 4 last year.

Yeddyurappa had earlier set a 48-hour deadline to the high command to make him chief minister, while his followers announced that they would go to any extent to prevent Gowda from presenting his budget.

Demanding the reinstatement of Yeddyurappa as the chief minister, his team of over 50 MLAs had been camping at a five-star resort on the outskirts of Bangalore since Sunday.

They claimed they have the support of 70 legislators and had given the Central leaders time till Tuesday to reach a decision.

Yeddyurappa is expected to arrive in Delhi by Wednesday afternoon, to hold meeting with the central BJP leadership.

Yeddyurappa resigned on July 31 to Karnataka governor Hansraj Bhardwaj, following allegations of corruption.