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CM claims truce, rebels insist on Yeddyurappa's removal

india Updated: Nov 07, 2009 14:33 IST

Despite Karantaka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa claiming to have resolved the political crisis in the state, the leader of the dissident camp Janardhan Reddy rejected his claims and said there was no change in his stand on the issue.

Yeddyurappa, facing demands from dissidents to step down, today said "everything has been resolved".

"Everything has been resolved....I am thankful to the party leadership for reposing faith in me. I will take everyone into confidence," he said.

Yeddyurappa, who was here to meet the Central leadership on the issue, was talking to reporters before leaving for Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu.

"The BJP government in Karnataka will complete its full term," he said.

Dissident BJP leader in Karnataka Janardhana Reddy today maintained that there was no change in their demand for change of leadership and expressed hope that the party would take a "good" decision in a day or two.

"In the interest of the party, betterment of the state and in the interest of BJP workers, I am confident that the party high command will take a right, correct and a good decision," Reddy, who is spearheading the campaign for the removal of
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa told reporters here.

Reddy, who came here from Hyderabad this morning after a series of meetings with BJP central leadership in Delhi, dismissed talk of any compromise formula to resolve the crisis.

"We are not aware of any formula. I don't know anything about it," he said on reports from Delhi that a compromise formula was being worked out to resolve the crisis.

To a question about the Chief Minister's claim that the crisis has been resolved, he said that they have placed the demands before the high command.

"We hope the party leaders will give a good leadership to Karnataka. I am 100 per cent sure they will take a good decision in this regard," he said.

On Friday, Top BJP leaders went into huddle at L K Advani’s residence for what was seen as a final take on the situation that has brought the party’s first government in the south to a halt for the last 10 days.

Playing the game of brinkmanship, dissident leader tourism minister Janardhan Reddy stuck to his demand for a "better leadership" in the state.

He is said to have told BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Venkaiah Naidu that he had received resignations of 53 BJP MLAs from Karnataka who wanted the CM to go.

Yeddyurappa denied their resignation even as he posted close aide Baligar as principal secretary, industries department and, in his place, brought I S N Prasad in his place. Baligar's removal was a key demand of the rebel Reddy camp.