Press Esc to close
Friday 28 August 2015
News updated at 2:19 AM IST
Weather
Max: 30.1°C
Min : 19.6°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

BSY's visit may set cat among pigeons

Belgaum, Dec 6, 2012, DHNS:

B S Yeddyurappa seems to have decided not to leave any stone unturned to ensure the success of his party’s rally scheduled in Haveri on December 9.

The former chief minister is set to arrive in Belgaum, where the winter session of the legislature is being held, on Friday to personally invite BJP legislators to the rally.

Yeddyurappa is expected to arrive by an early morning flight. He is likely to stay either in Hubli or Belgaum through the day and leave for Haveri on Saturday. A majority of BJP legislators and MLCs who are associated with him are likely to meet him in Belgaum.

Yeddyurappa wants to meet his supporting MLAs on Friday itself as he will be in Haveri the next day.

He is expected to visit a mutt near Belgaum, besides attending two public programmes.

When he lands here, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar will be on a visit to New Delhi to take up the cause of the State with the Centre over sharing the Cauvery river water with Tamil Nadu.

The KJP leader is also hosting a breakfast meeting for BJP MLAs, MLCs and MPs supporting him in Haveri on Sunday morning, before the rally. The breakfast meeting is intended to be a show of strength.

The KJP leader’s move has made the ruling BJP leaders swing into action and try to stop their legislators from going to Haveri.

BJP State unit president K S Eshwarappa and former chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Thursday warned that the party leadership had decided to act tough against legislators attending the KJP rally, no matter what the consequences are.

“Why operate from the back door? If MLAs want to go (to Haveri rally), let them go from the front door. The party will take appropriate action against them,” Eshwarappa said.

Gowda said the leaders would protect the party even at the cost of the government. The BJP central leadership has decided not to tolerate indiscipline any longer. The party’s core committee meeting has been convened on December 8 in Delhi to discuss the current political situation in Karnataka, he added.

Though leaders on both the sides are threatening each other of dire consequences, none is ready to give up power. Yeddyurappa is reluctant to topple the Shettar government lest he incurs the wrath of North Karnataka. The BJP thinks it is too early to go to polls.

The ruling party MLAs who have assumed a neutral stand are, as a result, being wooed by both the sides. The KJP has shortlisted about BJP 60 legislators and 10 MPs as its supporters, while the BJP is trying its best to keep the flock together.

Sadananda summoned


Sadananda Gowda said the central leaders had asked him to be in New Delhi on December 8. However, he said he was not aware why he had been summoned.

Speculations are rife that Gowda may be appointed the State BJP president.

Gowda, however, said that he is ready to don the mantle if the party desires so. It is said K S Eshwarappa, presently the State party chief, and Deputy Chief Minister R Ashoka are not in favour of Gowda being appointed to the post.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor with fashion designer Manish Malhotra at his show...

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor with fashion designer Manish Malhotra at his show...

Students celebrate Onam festival by making floral rangoli ‘pookalam’ at a public school...

Students celebrate Onam festival by making floral rangoli ‘pookalam’ at a public school...

Devotees watch a procession during Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival in Trimbakeshwar...

Devotees watch a procession during Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival in Trimbakeshwar...

Activists of Left Front affiliated peasants organisation break police barricades...

Activists of Left Front affiliated peasants organisation break police barricades...

Boys stand near the charred vehicles after the incidents of violence following the Patel...

Boys stand near the charred vehicles after the incidents of violence following the Patel...

Ex-servicemen continue their indefinite hunger strike over non-implementation of OROP...

Ex-servicemen continue their indefinite hunger strike over non-implementation of OROP...

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal offering prayers...

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal offering prayers...

Leader of the Opposition and CPI(M) State Secretary Surya Kant Mishra participates in a rally...

Leader of the Opposition and CPI(M) State Secretary Surya Kant Mishra participates in a rally...

Army soldiers conduct flag march in a sensitive area of Ahmedabad on Thursday...

Army soldiers conduct flag march in a sensitive area of Ahmedabad on Thursday...

Special Operation Group (SOG) jawans take positions near the house where militants were hiding...

Special Operation Group (SOG) jawans take positions near the house where militants were hiding...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523