Press Esc to close
Saturday 25 February 2017
News updated at 12:27 PM IST
Weather
Max: 35.5°C
Min : 19.7°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

BJP wants Yeddyurappa to seek his return to party

Bangalore, June 29, 2013 (IANS):
The BJP Saturday said if its former Karnataka leader B. S. Yeddyurappa seeks to return to the party, his case will be considered.

"We have no idea whether he is inclined (to return) or not. Central leaders will discuss only after he gives his feedback," Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary and in-charge of party in Karnataka Thawarchand Gehlot told reporters here.

Since Yeddyurappa left the party, "he has to get in touch with us," Gehlot said after meeting state party leaders where the issue of taking back the former leader was discussed.

"Some want him back. Some don't. So once Yeddyurappa gets in touch, we'll discuss all this and take everyone's inputs," he said.

The final decision on the issue would be that of BJP president Rajnath Singh, Gehlot said.
A section in Karnataka BJP has stepped up campaign to bring back Yeddyurappa, who quit BJP in November last year to head Karnataka Janata Party (KJP), ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

This section, comprising mainly Yeddyurappa's loyalists, believe without him the BJP will suffer badly in the Lok Sabha elections, like it did in the May 5 assembly poll.
The loyalists include former BJP ministers Umesh Katti, Basavaraj Bommai, and Aravind Limbavali.

However Yeddyurappa's return is opposed by state BJP president Pralhad Joshi, former chief minister Jagadish Shettar, general secretary and Bangalore South MP H.N. Ananth Kumar and former deputy chief ministers R. Ashoka and K.S. Eshwarappa.

The BJP not only lost power but suffered massive defeat in the assembly poll winning just 40 seats in the 225-member assembly. It had won 110 seats in 2008 and Yeddyurappa was largely credited for that impressive show.

Yeddyurappa, who quit the chief minister's post in July 2011 over mining bribery charges, has been saying he is not interested in returning to BJP though several state leaders have been urging him to come back.

He has also been saying at the same time that his KJP was not strong enough to face the Lok Sabha election on its own and will have to have tie up or seat adjustment with other parties.

"We will decide on the tie-up and other issues at appropriate time," he told reporters here Friday.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A young leopard in a box in the zoo in Eberswalde, Germany...

A young leopard in a box in the zoo in Eberswalde, Germany...

Devotees performing pooja to Lord Shiva at Shiva Temple, old airport road, on the occasion...

Devotees performing pooja to Lord Shiva at Shiva Temple, old airport road, on the occasion...

Emma Watson arrives for the Beauty And The Beast Premiere...

Emma Watson arrives for the Beauty And The Beast Premiere...

Army jawans firing air shots to pay tributes to L/NK Ghulam Mohi ud din Rather during...

Army jawans firing air shots to pay tributes to L/NK Ghulam Mohi ud din Rather during...

The yet unnamed polar bear cub and its mother Giovanna explore the open air enclosure...

The yet unnamed polar bear cub and its mother Giovanna explore the open air enclosure...

Devotees offering prayers to lord Rameshwara on the occasion of 'Shivaratri' at Rameshwara Swamy...

Devotees offering prayers to lord Rameshwara on the occasion of 'Shivaratri' at Rameshwara Swamy...

A cow stands with the cow photographer in front a screen in Verden, Germany...

A cow stands with the cow photographer in front a screen in Verden, Germany...

A boy carrying his grand father for casting during the 4th phase of assembly elections...

A boy carrying his grand father for casting during the 4th phase of assembly elections...

NSUI activists participating in peace unity march at Delhi University in New Delhi...

NSUI activists participating in peace unity march at Delhi University in New Delhi...

A man dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva performs during a religious procession ahead of the Hindu...

A man dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva performs during a religious procession ahead of the Hindu...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523