No rebellion in party: CM

No rebellion in party: CM

He told mediapersons at Shikaripur on Tuesday that after the bypolls, the party was more united. He said there was no need to read too much into State BJP chief Eshwarappa calling a meeting of the party members.

“Convening meeting of leaders at different levels is necessary for organising the party and such meetings should not be interpreted otherwise,” he told reporters.

“The mid-term elections to the Lok Sabha seem imminent considering the crisis UPA government is facing,” Yeddyurappa said, adding that the State BJP has been preparing for the parliamentary elections.

Survey of pensioners

The State government will conduct a survey to identify the beneficiaries of widow allowance and old-age pension, as there were several complaints of irregularities. The pension has been withheld for two months and it will be released soon after the list of the beneficiaries is ready following the survey.

He refused to comment on the allegations of irregularities against Janardhan Reddy-owned mining firm in Andhra Pradesh, stating that it was Reddy’s personal affair.

On Anna Hazare’s campaign for the passage of Jan Lokpall Bill to check corruption, Yeddyurappa said he had suggested to the prime minister to convene a meeting of the chief ministers to discuss measures to strengthen the institution of Lokayukta.

In Bangalore, Siddaramaiah alleged that the Chief Minister has told officers to make surreptitious enquiries about his properties. He said, “I have declared my assets before the Lokayukta and the election commission. It is only Yeddyurappa and H D Kumaraswamy who should be afraid of such enquiries”.

He said he fails to understand as to why such enquiry has been going on. “I and Yeddyurappa entered politics almost at the same time. Let the details of our assets become public. Let us see who has how much property. I belong to an undivided family. Let the CM find out the details he wants. But Yeddyurappa should remember that he has no moral authority to speak about corruption”, he said.

No dissidence

State BJP President K S Eshwarappa has reiterated that the perty was not keen on changing the leadership.

Answering mediapersons in Bangalore on Tuesday, the BJP leader said there was no dissidence in the party. Though, a section of the BJP legislators visited Delhi to discuss certain issues with the party high command, there are no fissures in the party, he said.

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