Yediyurappa shares what Amit Shah told him on Lok Sabha polls, Karnataka affairs
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa has shared details from his meeting with Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday. Yediyurappa was in Delhi to call on the minister of home affairs to discuss party affairs and governance-related matters in his state. Talking to reporters following the much-anticipated meeting, the Karnataka chief minister said that their conversation included such topics as the next Lok Sabha elections, as well as the upcoming Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka state assembly polls.
"He (Shah) asked me to work hard to come back to power in Karnataka and that we must win more seats in the next Lok Sabha elections," news agency ANI quoted Karnataka chief minister Yediyurappa as saying. "He said that we will win 100% in Uttar Pradesh and in Karnataka; we have a bright future."
Yediyurappa, talking to reporters, also said that Union home minister Amit Shah asked him to take the responsibility of strengthening the party in Karnataka. The development comes in the wake of speculation about leadership change in the state and the chief minister tendering his resignation.
When asked about these rumours, Yediyurappa strongly denied reports suggesting that he had resigned. "There is no truth in it... Not at all, not at all," the Karnataka chief minister was quoted as saying. "There is no value of such news."
"I will resign the day party high command asks me to quit," he said. "I do not speak about the rumours and the speculation created by some of the ministers and legislators."
Yediyurappa added that he would be returning to the Capital next month.
The Karnataka CM landed in Delhi on Friday. He then met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attended other meetings regarding the ongoing Covid-19 situation and development projects in the state.