Amar Ujala Bureau, New Delhi.
Published by: Jeet Kumar
Updated Thu, 22 Jul 2021 02:21 AM IST
Yeddyurappa, who replaced HD Kumaraswamy as the Chief Minister, will complete two years of the current term on July 26. The next assembly election in Karnataka is to be held in April 2023.
BS Yediyurappa (file photo)
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Two Lingayat MLAs MB Patil and S Shivashankarappa of Congress issued a statement accusing the BJP leadership of humiliating Yeddyurappa, the tallest leader of Lingayats. However, he called it a personal statement and said, Congress party has nothing to do with it.
On the other hand, saffron-clad Lingayat religious leaders have gathered at the residence of the Chief Minister of Karnataka. About 50 religious leaders, including Siddalingaswamy, the biggest religious leader of Lingayats, have extended their support to Yeddyurappa from every nook and corner of Karnataka. He has also warned the BJP not to remove Yeddyurappa from the post of CM.
Lingayat community is the largest, wealthy and influential group of Karnataka. Yediyurappa came to Delhi last week and went back to Bangalore in consultation with the party leadership. He said he was not asked to resign. Rather, he has been given the responsibility of strengthening the party. While according to party sources, 78-year-old Yeddyurappa has now been asked to vacate the chair.
second visit from 25
Yediyurappa is scheduled to visit Delhi again on July 25. While going from here to Bangalore, Yediyurappa said that he would prepare an action plan to strengthen the party and give it to senior party leaders. Yeddyurappa, who replaced HD Kumaraswamy as the Chief Minister, will complete two years of the current term on July 26. The next assembly election in Karnataka is to be held in April 2023.
support within the party
Yediyurappa is also getting support from within the BJP. In a statement, the party’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy said, Yeddyurappa is the one who brought the BJP to power in Karnataka. But when he was sidelined, the party lost power. Yeddyurappa is also the one who brought BJP back to power. Now the party is going to repeat the same mistake again.