Subramanian Swamy backs Yediyurappa, cautions BJP

Subramanian Swamy backs Yediyurappa, cautions BJP

Bengaluru: Firebrand BJP leader Subramanian Swamy cautioned the BJP high-command against removing BS Yediyurappa as chief minister of Karnataka. 

Subramanian Swamy, known for his bold political statements, backed Yediyurappa, who is asked to step down in July.  

Swamy tweeted, "It was Yeddiruppa [ Yediyurappa ]who first brought BJP to power in Karnataka. Some conspired to remove him since he would not be a chamcha. Without Him BJP could not return power in the State. Only upon his return to BJP could the party win again. Why repeat the same mistake?"

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.

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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. However, after the Delhi visit, Yediyurappa denied media reports on impending leadership change.

Recently, Swamy asked PM Modi to come clean on the Pegasus snoop gate- alleged surveillance of mobiles of Indian journalists, politicians and political opponents.

Swamy asked, "If we have nothing to hide, then Modi should write to Israeli PM and seek the truth about the NSO's Pegasus project, including who paid for it".