Karnataka crisis: Advani moots 6-point truce plan

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LK Advani
New Delhi, Nov 7: Even after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) high command affirmed that there will be no leadership change in Karnataka, the political tumoil in the state refuses to die down as the Reddy brothers are still firm on their demands.

With the lack of resolution over the crisis, BJP veteran leader, LK Advani invited party's senior leaders such as Venkaiah Naidu, Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath SIngh, Arun Jaitley, Ananth Kumar, Abbas Ali Naqvi to his residence to deliberate over the issue.

Following several rounds of serious discussion, the high command is considering a six point truce plan to get Reddy and Yeddy to shake hands.

1) Removal of Shobha Karandlaje, who is the only woman cabinet member and is also a very close associate of the Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa.

2) Transferring principal secretary, VP Baligar.

3) Offering a cabinet seat for the speaker Jagadish Shettar.

4) Bringing back the leaders transferred from Bellary.

5) Formation of a core committe meeting to discuss the issue before any big decision is taken.

6) Reconstituting the cabinet completely after a period of one month.

Despite the party's decision to remain BSY as the Chief Minister on Thursday, Nov 5, Janardhan Reddy continues to fight for leadership change.

The High command which ordered the Chief Minister to return to the state has also warned the dissident group to follow the party's decision or face elections.

The Reddy brothers who met Susham Swaraj for the fifth time reiterated their stance. Speaking to other leaders on the same lines, they questioned as to how they would work under an unstable man.

After all this, the rebel group returned to Hyderabad's Novatel hotel where a group of dissidents led by Renukacharya are put up. Now, all the leaders of the rebel faction are expected to come together and discuss the developments.

Renukacharya group, which has already threatened to resign, has initiated the movement and 51 members have given in their resignations.

On the other hand, senior leader, SK Bellubbi who lost the CM post has declared that even if the warring factions agree he would stick to his demand that the state's leadership needs to change.

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