K'taka crisis ends; BSY, rebels patch up

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K'taka crisis ends; BSY, rebels patch up
New Delhi, Nov 8: The BJP on Sunday, Nov 8, announced the political crisis in its Karnataka unit was over and Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and rebels had resolved their differences.

Janardhana Reddy met Yeddyurappa in New Delhi on Sunday, Nov 8.

Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, who mediated between the Reddy brothers and Yeddyurappa, told reporters that the crisis has been "resolved amicably".

Janardhana Reddy said dissidents Karnataka BJP MLAs had decided to work with Yeddyurappa in the interest of the state.

Addressing a press conference after the meeting, Yeddyurappa thanked the BJP leadership for their help and support in resolving the crisis and reposing faith in his leadership.

He said that he would start extensively touring the flood affected areas of the state from Monday itself.

"I strongly believe that politics should never come in the way of relief and rehabilitation work," he said.

"I have sought the forgiveness of the people of the state and have no hesitation in repeating the same," he added.

The Yeddyurappa ministry was in crisis for two weeks now following the dissidents' campaign, led by Tourism Minister G Janardhana Reddy and his elder brother and Revenue Minister G Karunakara Reddy, for his removal.

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