Karnataka: Lingayat Seers'convention bats for Yediyurappa
Bengaluru: Pontiffs of different mutts held a convention in Bengaluru's Palace Grounds supporting BS Yediyurappa, speculated to step down as Chief Minister tomorrow. The convention is being considered as an effort to save Yediyurappa from stepping off from leadership after July 26.
Dingaleshwara Swami of Balehosur Mutt said, "Solutions should be found under the leadership of Yediyurappa ji. He should not be replaced. Karnataka will face more problems if he is removed".
Pontiffs are vocal about supporting the incumbent chief minister, who will complete two years in office tomorrow (July 26).
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said he is waiting for a message on Sunday evening on the appointment of new chief minister. Several names are doing rounds as the next chief minister. Political guessing has reached its peak in the state, though nobody is sure of that particular name.
Meanwhile, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi clarified that no one from the high command has spoken to me about successor of BS Yediyurappa.
Yediyurappa is the only serving BJP leader in the country who is well above 75 years of age. In 2019, the party high command decided not to give poll tickets to those above 75.
After Yediyurappa’s Delhi visit, rumours are doing rounds of the new chief minister for the state. Yediyurappa met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and the party chief JP Nadda.