Bangalore, Oct. 29 (ANI): The BJP's central leadership has reportedly told Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa to deal with the rebellious Reddy brothers with an iron hand.
According to sources, Janardana Reddy and Somasekhara Reddy, Bellary's powerful mining magnates, had launched a rebellious campaign against Yeddyurappa for his alleged dictatorial style of functioning.
Both ministers are said to have wanted a free hand in the running their ministries, and had even intensified their efforts to oust Yeddyurappa by persuading a critical number of MLAs to withdraw support to him in the assembly.
In a bid to defuse the ongoing crisis, the BJP state in-charge Arun Jaitley has held talks with leaders in Bangalore today.
Jaitley has clearly said there will be no leadership change in the state.
The cabinet clash started when the CM used his administrative powers to shunt top district officials.
The Reddy brothers opposed the move and displayed their clout through a function for the construction of 55,000 houses in Bellary on Wednesday for the flood-hit from the money they and other mine owners in the state have contributed.
They went ahead with the programme ignoring Yeddyurappa's plea not make the rehab work their own, but a collective effort of the overnment. (ANI)