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Yeddyurappa stays for now, BJP puts off decision

Top party leaders in Delhi meet to consider if scam-hit Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa should be removed from his post. Three-hour meeting fails to make decision.

india Updated: Nov 20, 2010 13:11 IST

The BJP on Saturday put off decision on whether to make land scam-hit Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa quit or retain him in the post.

The decision was taken after over three hours of meeting at party president Nitin Gadkari's residence in Delhi. The meeting which began late Friday went past midnight.

Yeddyurappa, several Karnataka BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) leaders, leaders of the opposition in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha respectively Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, former party chief Rajnath Singh and others attended the meeting.

"Party president Nitin Gadkari today (Saturday) completed the discussion with Karnataka chief minister and other leaders from the state.

"What he discussed will be discussed further with other leaders and a decision will be made known to you," Jaitley told reporters after the meeting.

First Published: Nov 20, 2010 10:50 IST