Give majority to any party in case of polls, appeals CM

Selfish party MLAs responsible for current political crisis in State

Addressing media persons in Mangalore on Thursday, Yeddyurappa said, “political crisis would not have cropped up in the BJP government, if it had absolute majority.” The party had sought support from the independent MLAs to form a stable government in the State, he added.

Lashing out at dissident MLAs within the party, he said “the ‘selfish’ party MLAs are responsible for the current political crisis in the State. Those MLAs are not only creating trouble in the government but also trying to block development works through dissidence. Dissidence had not enabled me to sit down in peace.”

Warning all dissident MLAs to return to the party fold, Yeddyurappa said, “honour the electoral mandate that people of the State have given. The party will not take action against MLAs, who are engaged in dissidence, if they come back forgetting dissidence.”

Blaming JD(S) leaders of instigating dissidence within the BJP, Yeddyurappa said that H D Kumaraswamy and their party are barrier to the progress of the State. “They (JDS leaders) are experts in breaking promises,” he said and expressed confidence that the Congress party headed by Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would not make attempts to destabilise and democratically elected government.

To a query on change in the party leadership, Yeddyurappa said that no changes can be expected at this crucial time. “The party high command has backed our stand and asked us to prove the majority in the Assembly. The high command will take a decision regarding the party leadership only after 32 months,” he added.

Talking about Reddy brothers of Bellary, Yeddyurappa said that they support the government fully. “They are doing their best to protect the government,” he added.

CM visits temple in Kerala

Yeddyurappa, who arrived in Mangalore airport at around 8.30 am along with Minister for IT and BT Katta Subramanya Naidu, former Minister Ramachandra Gowda and Shimoga MP B Y Raghavendra, proceeded towards Kerala to pay obeisance at Sri Rajarajeshwara Temple at Thaliparamba in Kannur district. “Whenever I face difficulties, I use to go there and offer prayers,” Yeddyurappa said talking about his temple visit.

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