BJP to decide Yeddyurappa's fate today, may stay for now
Suspense mounted on Tuesday night over the fate of Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa amid signals that he might get a breather in view of the coming local body elections in the state.delhi Updated: Nov 24, 2010 02:03 IST
Suspense mounted on Tuesday night over the fate of Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa amid signals that he might get a breather in view of the coming local body elections in the state.
After hectic rounds of confabulations among BJP's top brass and Yeddyurappa's meetings with some central party leaders, party chief Nitin Gadkari said a decision on the Chief Minister's fate will be announced tomorrow at 11 AM.
Gadkari, who returned from Nagpur this morning, discussed with senior party leaders including Arun Jaitley, BJP office
bearers who represent RSS in the BJP, the raging controversy over continuance of Yeddyurappa in the face of allegations of corruption and nepotism.
"Meeting of Core Committee was held. I will meet the Karnataka Chief Minister tonight and discuss with him further.
We will announce a decision tomorrow at 11 AM," the BJP chief said after two-hour long meeting at the residence of Bal Apte, RSS leader who is also Vice President of BJP.
The Chief Minister, who has been defiant in the last few days, struck a different note today when he said that he would
abide by whatever decision the party leadership takes about him.
This was interpreted by observers as a signal that a compromise has been struck between him and the leadership. Sources said the party leadership is averse to disturbing the arrangement in Karnataka for the moment because of the
next month's Panchayat elections as removing him could have a negative impact on the polls.