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Karnataka BJP president quits

Ahead of coming assembly polls due in May, Karnataka BJP chief KS Eshwarappa on Thursday announced that he has resigned from the post.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2013 00:39 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

In a swift political development, Karnataka deputy CM KS Eshwarappa resigned from the state BJP president's post on Thursday.

Eshwarappa's sent his resignation to party president Rajnath Singh within hours of the urban civic body polls. The deputy CM said he wanted to abide by the one-person-one-post concept, which he had not been able to follow because of fluid political developments.

"There was no pressure on me to resign." Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who is expected in Bangalore on Friday, may discuss the leadership issue.

First Published: Mar 07, 2013 20:09 IST