BJP central leadership assures firm support to Yeddyurappa

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New Delhi, Nov. 1 (ANI): BJP's central leadership has reportedly extended firm support to Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, assuring him that no change will be done in the state leadership as demanded by the warring Reddy brothers.

"Under the leadership of the law minister, the home minister, and Ganesh Karnik - we met Mr L K Advani, leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha, Ms Sushma Swaraj who is the deputy leader of the Lok Sabha and also our national president Rajnath Singhji. I must tell you they are all of the single and very firm view that whatever circumstances, there is no change in leadership of Karnataka BJP Legislature party, and no change in leadership of the state government," Yeddyurappa's representative Dhananjay Kumar told reporters here.

Earlier in the day, Karnataka Home Minister V S Acharya and former MP Dhananjay Kumar held talks with BJP senior leader L K Advani to discuss the crisis in the state.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Speaker Jagadish Shettar, who is close to the Reddy brothers-Janardhan Reddy and G Karunakar Reddy-met senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley today.

Jaitley had spent three days in Karnataka last week to resolve the crisis. After he failed to convince the dissidents, leaders from both the camps were asked to visit the capital to find a solution to the problem.

The first BJP Government in the south India was rocked by infighting after the influential Reddy brothers renewed their dissident activities, breaking the truce brought about a few months ago when they first raised the banner of revolt.

Striking back at the dissidents, Yeddyurappa had ordered mass transfer of officials of Bellary district from where the dissident ministers hail, and hinted at action against the rebel leaders, further angering them.

Yeddyurappa said the issues would be resolved.

Reddy brothers are expected to reach Delhi on Monday while Yeddyurappa will be in New Delhi on November 4. (ANI)

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