After Karnataka dissident leader Janardhana Reddy refused to meet Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, BJP President Rajnath Singh held a meeting with senior party leaders in New Delhi to resolve the crisis in the southern state.
Singh held a meeting with senior party leaders Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu and Ananth Kumar.
Earlier, both Yeddyurappa and Reddy held separate one to one meetings with Naidu.
After the meeting with Naidu, Reddy refused to meet Yeddyurappa, who had expressed readiness to meet the rebels in an effort to end the impasse.
The Chief Minister, who arrived here last night to meet central party leaders, had said he was trying to meet the Reddy brothers (Tourism Minister Janardhana Reddy and Revenue Minister Karunakara Reddy) to resolve the crisis.
Yeddyurappa, however, ruled out change in leadership.