Shettar to resign as Speaker on Nov 16


Karnataka Assembly Speaker Jagadish Shettar, who will soon be inducted into the Yeddyurappa ministry, has decided to resign from his post on November 16.

"I am resigning the Speaker's post on November 16 and take oath as minister either on November 17 or 18," Shettar, who had joined the rebels demanding ouster of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, told reporters. Shettar, who had earlier spurned the ministerial berth offered by Yeddyurappa to quell dissidence, has agreed to become the minister honouring the BJP high command directive.

The rebels led by Tourism Minister G Janardhana Reddy had projected Shettar as a replacement for Yeddyurappa in the event of change of guard, a demand turned down by the central leadership. On the political developments, he said "no comments, please wait for two more days. I will talk on the latest and fast changing political situation."

Top party leaders, including BJP President Rajnath Singh were expected to arrive in Bangalore on November 18 to attend the Legislature party meeting. The party will also set up a Coordination Committee of senior leaders to guide the government and avoid trouble in future. Shettar's entry into the ministry is part of the compromise formula evolved by BJP leaders to end the crisis triggered by the dissidents, demanding change in leadership.

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