I will not bow down: BSY

Reddy camp will take couple of days to arrive at a compromise

what best can be done: BJP senior leader Arun Jaitley along with Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, Ministers Katta  Subramanya Naidu, R Ashok and Murugesh Nirani at the CM’s residence in Bangalore on Thursday. dh Photo

Speaking to reporters in Bangalore on Thursday, Yeddyurappa said a conspiracy was being hatched against him by persons who could not digest the initiatives taken by him on the rehabilitation measures in the flood-affected north Karnataka.

However, he stopped short of naming anybody.

Indirectly referring to the activities in the Reddy camp who have sought a change in leadership, Yeddyurappa said, “This is not new to me. I have worked as deputy chief minister and chief minister. I will not bow down”.

He said the conspirators were trying to create an impression that there was confusion in the flood-relief measures.

Insulted the people

On the diatribe against him by Janaradhana Reddy at a public function in Bellary, Yeddyurappa said, “By dishonouring the CM, they have insulted the people of the State.”
Sources in the BJP said that the CM would give the Reddy camp a couple of days to bow down and come to a compromise, failing which both the Reddy brothers - Janaradhana and Karnukara Reddy - and Sriramulu would be dropped from the Cabinet.

A source close to Yeddyurappa said if the rebels continue with the same attitude, the CM did not want them to preside over the Kannada Rajyotsava function on November 1 as district incharge ministers in their respective districts.

Visibly disturbed

The CM was agitated through the day. He exhibited his anger against mediamen too. He was visibly disturbed when he encountered with presspersons as he was leaving his residence at Race Course.

Answering a question, he rued “Don’t pester me asking me the same question again and again. There are no major differences in the party. Arun Jaitley has come to settle minor issues that have cropped up.”

Asked for his reaction to Janardhana Reddy’s comments on his administration, he refused to comment and said, “Better ask Reddy himself.”

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