Bangalore, Oct 6 (ANI): Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj on Wednesday asked Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to prove his majority by 5 p.m. on October 12 after 21 MLAs withdrew support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in the State.
The Governor's decision came after Yeddyurappa dropped four dissident ministers from his Cabinet.
The dropped ministers are (Textiles Minister)Venkataramanappa, (Minister for Agricultural Marketing) Shivaraj Thangadagi, (Youth Services and Sports Minister) D Sudhakar and (Animal Husbandry Minister) P M Narendraswamy.
The provocation was the recent Cabinet reshuffle in which six new ministers were inducted, leaving several senior BJP leaders unhappy.
BJP state unit president K S Eshwarappa, however, said there was no cause for concern.
"Crisis is part of politics. What is happening in Karnataka now - among the BJP MLAs - it is all rumours and nobody should believe it. The BJP is united. We are working under Yeddyurappa," he added.
He admitted that some legislators, who had not got ministerial berths, were dissatisfied and discussions would be held with them.
Meanwhile, the Janata Dal (Secular) met here today to consider the impact of the BJP dissident activity. (ANI)