BJP MLAs resign; demand change in Karnataka leadership
The political crisis in Karnataka's BJP government deepened today with unconfirmed number of BJP MLAs, supporting the dissident camp - the Reddys, tendering their resignation. As per the TV reports, the MLAs have resigned demanding a change in the leadership in Karnataka.india Updated: Nov 06, 2009 10:23 IST
The political crisis in Karnataka's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government deepened on Friday with unconfirmed number of BJP MLAs tendering their resignation.
As per the TV reports, the MLAs have resigned demanding a change in leadership in Karnataka.
"We resigned as we want a change in leadership," said MLA BP Harish. He also added that they want Janardhan Reddy to be made Karnataka CM.
Earlier on Thursday, the dissenting Reddy brothers, who are demanding Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa's scalp, refused to meet him while the party central leadership reiterated that there would be no change in the chief ministership.
BJP president Rajnath Singh, after holding a meeting with Yeddyurappa and other senior party leaders, said there would be no change of guard in the state, the party's first government in the south, and that the chief minister's position was non-negotiable.