Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa to meet BJP high command today

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Bangalore, Nov 4 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa is scheduled to arrive New Delhi this evening, after he was summoned by the BJP leadership to bring an end to the political crisis in the wake of revolt by Reddy brothers.

Talking to reporters here, Yeddyurappa said that the ongoing political crisis would end after his meeting with the central leaders in New Delhi.

"The dissidents led by the Reddy brothers brushed aside BJP President Rajnath Singh's assertion that he will continue as the Chief Minister," he added.

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

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

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 southern 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. (ANI)

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