K'taka crisis: Rebels insist on BSY's removal

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BS Yeddyurappa
New Delhi, Nov 5: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa arrived in New Delhi late on Wednesday, Nov 4, for talks with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders to end the crisis.

Tourism Minister G Janardhana Reddy and his elder brother and Revenue Minister G Karunakara Reddy have rejected the plea of party president Rajnath Singh and senior leader L K Advani to allow Yeddyurappa to continue as Chief Minister in return for conceding their other demands.

Speaking to reporters, Yeddyurappa said, "There is a possibility of me meeting them (the rebels) in the presence of Sushma Swaraj in Delhi on Thursday, Nov 5."

Yeddyurappa said that he was hopeful of an end to the crisis in a day or two. At the same time he said he would go to the people to seek an answer from them on whether he has committed any mistakes and apologise to them.

Sushma Swaraj has been roped in by the BJP to help end the turmoil as she is considered close to the Reddy brothers.

The BJP leadership has been holding hectic deliberations in New Delhi with both factions over the past three days to end their differences that are threatening to bring down the party's first government in the south.

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