Yeddy arrives for talks with BJP leadership, confident of survival
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday night for crucial talks with BJP leadership voicing confidence he will stay on and that the crisis in the government sparked by the dissident's strident demand for his removal would be resolved.delhi Updated: Nov 05, 2009 01:20 IST
Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday night for crucial talks with BJP leadership voicing confidence he will stay on and that the crisis in the government sparked by the dissident's strident demand for his removal would be resolved.
In significant comments, Yeddyurappa, who was summoned by the BJP leadership, said he will also meet the Reddy brothers, who are his ministerial colleagues, tomorrow.
"I am 100 per cent confident that the issue will be resolved," he told reporters in New Delhi on arrival ahead of his meeting with the central leaders including party chief Rajnath Singh and L K Advani.
Immediately after arrival, Yeddyurappa met senior party leaders Arun Jaitley, M Venkaiah Naidu and Aanant Kumar on the crisis in the state unit.
"The party leadership has already made it clear that there will be no change in leadership. Everbody will come together to resolve the problem and I will discuss with Reddy brothers also tomorrow," he said.
Yeddyurappa said he will also meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tomorrow on the issue of flood relief in the state.
Asked whether he would heed to the demands made by the Reddy brothers and mining magnates--Tourism Minister Janardhana Reddy and Revenue Minister Karunakara Reddy--on the leadership issue, Yeddyurappa said he would not like to discuss this with the media.
Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj, who is in New Delhi on a private visit, said he is keeping a watch on the situation and will act when it is necessary.
Some MLAs belonging to rival camps also met senior party leaders separately here to discuss the crisis in the government.