New Delhi, Nov 6: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa transferred his principal secretary V P Baligar on Nov 5, at the backdrop of the ongoing political deadlock and to initiate negotiations from dissident leaders.
The Chief Project Officer of Karnataka Highway Development project, I S N Prasad has been nominated in his place.
Baligar, who had been the target of an attack by the Janardhana Reddy faction, now holds the post of Principal Secretary, Industry and Commerce.
Meanwhile, media reports of the resignation of MLAs loyal to the Janardhana Reddy faction have been denied.
State Chief Minister Yeddyurappa has cancelled a meeting of his council of ministers on Nov 5, in Bangalore.
He has also postponed his return journey from Delhi to this evening, Nov 5.