Yeddyurappa left for the national capital on Sunday evening with eight Cabinet ministers and a host of senior officers. However, ministers who have identified themselves with the rebel camp, including Jagadish Shettar, Janardhana Reddy, R Ashoka and Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri did not accompany the chief minister bringing to fore the deep fissures in the party yet again.
BJP State president K S Eshwarappa and Party National General Secretary Ananth Kumar are spearheading the latest round of rebellion against Yeddyurappa. The rebel group is unhappy with Yeddyurappa for neglecting legislators, old-timers in the BJP and for taking unilateral decisions without consulting party seniors. They also feel the corruption charges against Yeddyurappa and his family has dented the image of the party.
In Delhi, Yeddyurappa is likely to present his side of the story before the central leaders. Some of Yeddyurappa’s close aides are said to have advised him not to relent and handle the rebels unsympathetically and firmly irrespective of the consequences.
The party central leadership is likely to take a call on the developments in the State after the completion of the bypolls to three Assembly constituencies in the State and elections in five states.