BJP still in 'wait and watch' mode on BSY

 Sources in the party told Deccan Herald that the leadership has indeed taken serious note of the fresh bout of dissident activity in the state unit but will not rush for a decision on change of guard, at least for now. “First we will hear dissidents and then decide which camp -Yeddyurappa’s or BJP state president K S Eshwarappa’s-has the maximum numbers. It is number which is  important for a stable government,” said sources.

The high command is confident that the dissidents will “not cross the Lakshman rekha”.
The leaders of the anti- CM camp including Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar, Tourism Minister Janardhana Reddy, Eshwarappa, former minister Arvind Limbavali and MLA C T Ravi met party president Nitin Gadkari and urged him to replace Yeddyurappa. General Secretary Ananth Kumar and Karnataka in charge General Secretary Dharmendra Pradhan were also present during discussion.

Armed with documents on corruption charges faced by the CM and his family members, the state leaders put their point of view before Gadkari. They also tried to convince him that “Yeddyurappa’s leadership is not ultimate and the government will not go, if he is removed”.

It is learnt that Gadkari did not give any assurances but promised to address their concerns and advised them to maintain calm till that time. “We have urged the central leadership to replace Yeddyurappa immediately to save the party as most of the legislators have lost faith on him” Limbavali told Deccan Herald.

The leaders who come to the national capital on “oust Yeddyurappa mission” also met former BJP president Rajnath Singh and Dharmendra Pradhan, Ananth Kumar.

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