BJP meet to counter Yeddyurappa's moves

 To negate the moves by its rebel leader B S Yeddyurappa, the ruling BJP is all set to hold a meeting of its senior leaders with Dharmendra Pradhan, BJP leader in-charge of Karnataka, on November 6.

On the same day Yeddyurappa is planning to hold a luncheon meeting with the party legislators.

Yeddyurappa, who seems to be firm on bidding goodbye to the BJP, is contemplating resigning as MLA on November 6 or 7, a month ahead of the launch of his party in Haveri, it is said. However, he is yet to make an announcement regarding his decision to advance his quitting the party. The reason, it is said, is to avoid his partymen issuing contradictory statements about his move.

Sources in the BJP said that Pradhan’s itinerary is going to be finalised on Sunday. In all probability, he would be in Bangalore on November 6. Yeddyurappa is expecting not less than 45 MLAs and 10 MPs to respond to his invite.

Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has also convened the State Cabinet meeting on November 6 at 12.30 pm.

Don’t bother: DBC

BJP MP D B Chandre Gowda on Saturday said there was no need to bother much about those who want to walk out of the party.

Speaking at the party meeting held in Bangalore, Gowda said instead of worrying about those who are quitting, the focus should be on strengthening the party. An individual can’t be bigger than the party, he said, indirectly referring to Yeddyurappa.

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