BSY agrees to stepdown with conditions

BSY agrees to stepdown with conditions

New Delhi: After his back-to-back meeting with party central leadership at Delhi here on Saturday, Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa has reportedly agreed to step down from the CM post with certain conditions. 

Sources close to party central leadership maintained that Chief Minister has ready to resign, but he demanding a key position to his son B.Y. Vijayendra and MP son M.Y. Raghavendra in the government. Mr. Yediyurappa reportedly put a condition before the BJP National President J.P. Nadda to appoint his son B.Y. Vijayendra as deputy CM is the next BJP government in Karnataka. Also, accommodate his elder son B.Y. Raghavendra in the party by offering key positions. 

Sources also added that, Mr. Yediyurappa has taken more time from party central leadership to step down. He requested the party central leadership after completing two years term at office, he will step down from the post. He will complete two years term at office on July 26, 2021.

Sources said that the Chief Minister’s meeting with the prime minister ended in ten minutes on Friday evening. The prime minister has not discussed any political issues with him and any specific developmental agenda of the state. 

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When Mr. Yediyurappa was above to raise the developmental issue, the Prime Minister has suggested him to discuss it with the concerned ministry of the Union government. Both have just exchanged greetings.

However, Mr. Yediyurappa has trying to project a brave face before the media when reporters asked about leadership change in the state. 

After meeting BJP National President J.P. Nadda on Saturday morning, Mr. Yediyurappa said that “no one in the party central leadership has asked my resignation. I have no intention to hide about my resignation and no such situation arise”, Mr. Yediyurappa told reporters. 

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“I have discussed political issues with Nadda. He asked me to bring party to power in the state. Suggested to strengthen the party base in Karnataka for next general elections”, Mr. Yediyurappa said. 

Further, the Chief Minister said that he would again come to Delhi on August to meet party central leaders to discuss developmental projects. 

Mr. Yediyurappa has said that he will meet Defence minister Rajnath Singh and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. 

Sources said that Mr. Yediyrappa had returned midway from Airport following a call from Amit Shah to meet him. 

However, Mr. Yediyurappa's supporters have stated that, the Chief Minister has met, BJP National President J.P. Nadda and discussed about the preparations of 2023 Assembly elections. Meanwhile supporting MLAs of Yeddiyurappa said that BSY's delhi visit was big success. Yediyurappa will continue remaining term as the Chief Minister. BJP general secretary N. Ravikumar said that CM had disucced with Nadda regarding 2023 elections related issue.