Karnataka CM downplays crisis in cabinet
Facing a fresh bout of revolt against his leadership, Karnataka chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda said he was unaware of resignation by some ministers in the state. 7 ministers, 6 MLAs ready to quit for BSYUpdated: May 13, 2012 11:20 IST
Facing a fresh bout of revolt against his leadership, Karnataka chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Saturday said he was unaware of resignation by some ministers in the state.
"I have not received any resignation letter so far. There is no crisis in BJP", Gowda told reporters in Mangalore when his reaction was sought over the resignation letters submitted by seven ministers to former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa.
He said he would visit Delhi on Sunday to participate in the 60th anniversary celebrations of Parliament at the invitation by Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar.
Gowda said he had no plans to call on the BJP central leadership to discuss the political developments in the party's Karnataka unit.
The seven ministers submitted their resignations to BSY after CM DV Sadananda Gowda wrote to BJP chief Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday, alleging that some ministers were indulging in anti-party activities.
Eleven other MLAs are also believed to have quit.
The rebel ministers have demanded that BSY loyalist Jagadish Shettar be made CM. Shettar currently holds the rural development and panchayat raj portfolios.
According to sources, BSY will also submit his resignation to the high command on Monday if the demand of changing the CM was not met.
First Published: May 13, 2012 08:46 IST