CM turns fatalist

B S Yeddyurappa

Speaking to mediapersons at the airport here, he said he successfully fought several challenges in his political career and the recent victory was against the Opposition parties.

However, he was quick to add that there was no dissidence in the party and some of the MLAs were only dissatisfied about development activities in their constituencies.

He said: “The issue will be sorted out soon. We (all BJP leaders) will work together for the development of the State.”

Exuding confidence about the bypoll outcome, Yeddyurappa said that a strategy meeting would be held in Bangalore on March 28.

Yeddyurappa said the State government would file a memorandum with the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal on March 29, seeking clarifications on some issues. He criticised the JD(S) for not joining the delegation from the State to meet senior counsel Fali Nariman on the Tribunal verdict recently.

‘No dissidence’

State BJP president K S Eshwarappa, who led the group of rebels which complained to the party’s central leadership recently, said the dissidence in BJP was a media creation.

He was on his way to Belgaum to attend an event. He said some of the MLAs and ministers were not happy with the lack of development in their constituencies.

“As the president of the State BJP, I led them to Delhi and brought the issue to the notice of the party senior leaders. But the media and the Opposition parties are raising a hue and cry over it and spreading rumours that there is dissident activities in the BJP,” he said. When asked about some BJP leaders’ absence in the Haveri meeting, he said they were preoccupied.

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