After two years as CM, Yediyurappa to resign on July 28?


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Bengaluru, Jul 19: Political circles are agog with speculation over the likely resignation of Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, who will be completing two years in office on July 26, possibly on July 28.

The Chief Minister, who went to Delhi last week and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh as well as BJP National President J P Nadda, has already announced that the State BJP Legislature Party meeting will be held on July 26 to mark the second anniversary.

According to informed sources, the 78-year-old Yediyurappa is likely to announce his decision to relinquish office. However, in politics, last minute changes cannot be ruled out as without Yediyurappa’s willing consent, the going may not be smooth for the newcomer.

State BJP President and Mangaluru MP Nalin Kumar Kateel’s reported audio clip on Yediyurappa’s resignation, though denied for the record, is said to be not far from truth.

Yediyurappa has been the most prominent exception to the unwritten rule in the BJP after Modi came to power in 2014 that political leaders will not be allowed to continue in office upon reaching the age of 75 years.

Influential leaders from the politically powerful Veerashaiva or Lingayat community such as Basavaraj Patil Yatnal, who hails from Vijayapura, Aravind Bellad from Dharwad or the present Mines and Geology Minister Murugesh R Nirani from Bilagi in Bagalkot district are said to be front-runners for the coveted post. Of the three, Yatnal and Bellad have been openly gunning for Yediyurappa and demanding change of leadership while Nirani is Yediyurappa’s staunch supporter.

The ruling party, which enjoys a strong following from the Lingayat community to which Yediyurappa belongs, wants to consolidate its hold over the community as the other dominant community of Vokkaligas is divided between JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda and his son H D Kumaraswamy and KPCC Chief D K Shivakumar, who is also a Vokkaliga.

The Congress party also has Siddaramaiah, who belongs to the backward Kuruba community and has support among backward classes, while senior party leader Mallikarjuna Kharge, who is the party leader in Rajya Sabha, enjoys the support of the Dalits. However, the BJP hopes to win over the other communities including Dalits. BJP is believed to be not so sure of Ministers R Ashok, Dr C N Ashwath Narayan or C P Yogeshwar, who are Vokkaligas, winning the support of the community. Former Chief Minister and former Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, also from the community, is unlikely to be chosen. Senior BJP leader and former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar or Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, both Lingayats, and K S Eshwarappa from the Kuruba community are said to be not in the race.

Political observers believe that the party high command has convinced Yediyurappa to honourably step down to pave the way for his successor to prepare the party for the ensuing assembly polls in the State in 2023 and also the Lok Sabha polls in 2024.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    The last couple of paragraphs is total exemplification of secularism that our democracy represents. Not just the leaders but even the electorate are voting based on their caste.

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    this is the result of loot mar MLS'S and horse trading! whatever you gain legally only remains till last, buying MLA'S for 17 crores each and 5star resort gaming will not last, all 17 MLA'S taken to Bombay in a chartered flight but later they came their selves in a ordinary flight tickets of their own once BJP'S core agenda solved which made them more unsecure with horse-trading BJP.

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  • kujuma, kodial

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    seems our dollar benki nalin is calling the shots in karunadu...never mind chaddi yeddy..you made enough especially during 2008 to 13 with reddy brothers...Now enjoy at coffee estate of your girl friend

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    BJP is cadre based party has more choice for CM face.

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  • chandar, bangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Really shame to see that poltical parties are still doing caste based poltics .

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    He has experience of becoming 5 times CM of karnataka but failed to complete 5 years of term. BJP high command may be send him to Mauritius as an Indian Ambassador.

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Products have usage and expiry date BJP is doing gross injustice Use and throw before expiry date Basically need sycophants like in Assam etc But Shri Yediyurappa strong grass roots Not bow down to the Brahmin dominated rss Now fishing for post

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  • babu, barke -mangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Good game played by BJP, they did not receive the money what the central government wanted from him, each leader quietly make money and invest in their family or other peoples name...... who ever comes all are same........ all No 1....

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Go..go..go...gone.....

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  • RANGA, MANGALORE

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Good CM..karnataka will remember him..deffinately not corrupt..not communal..he was unnecesarily harrased by Congress central Govt..he was 2 time CM..do he has wealth as much as DKS Or Kharge!..

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  • Golibajje, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Looks like you live in some fairy world. He is the only CM in the history who was arrested and jailed for corruption and his son continues to amass money from State treasury. Ignoring corruption is one thing,being blind bhakth is disastrous.

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  • RonRon, Udupi

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Definite of Corruption according to RANGA. Unethically making money or stealing by Congressmen. If BJpee guys do same then..... its deshprem.

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  • Dr. Haneef Shabab, Bhatkal

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Non Corrupt !!! R U living far away??? If not .... then do visit Shikaripura and its nearby towns.... you will come to know about his wealth and assets !

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Yeddy, Yeddy, I know you worked very hard to build BJPeee in Karnataka along with Late Ananth Kumar.... You built a 'HUTTA' with great difficulties....you did what was expected from you....now its time for one of dozen Poisonous snakes to occupy the 'Hutta' you built Sir... Last word here....I know to win elections ...you need money....and that money to be collected by CM....unfortunately.... But you should wear glove and use spoon white while doing corruption dear Yeddy....See Shard Power....eating with gloves and spoon for last 50 years but not caught so far... You not only did corruption....its all over your hands and mouth for everybody to see... No matter your Community supporting you....with your corrupt image....BJPee can never come back to power ....that is the reason for this change.... Retire gracefully Sir....if you start another KJPeee with Coconut symbol....Modiji will expose your Coconut stock hidden in Maldives Sir.... Regards, Langoolacharya. ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Here onwards it will a Rocky Ride for BJP throughout. There are many crabs fighting for top post in BJP and finally bring the whole party itself down. In BJP it’s always in-fighting within. What else could be expected with a party of criminals.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Party which performed major Operation surgeries on opposition is quite capable of handling crisis within and govern aptly for remaining in power for 1.5 years more without any hinderance!

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Yeah, BJP party performing major operation surgeries by everybody becoming CMs no more multiple deputy CMs. Everybody is ordering but nobody to perform major surgeries??????!!!!!!!…….

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