Sources said that BJP had taken the decision to replace the multi-crore land scam hit CM to save Party's image in the Parliament as it is on a campaign against Centre for 2G spectrum scam.
Earlier, BJP President Nitin Gadkari summoned Yeddyurappa to meet him in Delhi on Sunday, Nov 21, but CM canceled his trip to Capital in the last minute. Yeddyurappa was in defiance mode by saying the support of 110-120 MLAs.
Yeddyurappa has been facing allegations of nepotism and cronyism in favouring close family members with allotments of plots of land at prices much lower than market rates.
However, it would not be easy for BJP to find the successor of Yeddyurappa as the Karnataka government had faced many political drama in recent times. BJP government had lost 16 MLAs, whom were disqualified ahead of the trust vote necessitated by the crisis in Oct 2010.
It is expected that the BJP will announce the resignation of Yeddyurappa before the Parliament meet on Monday, Nov 22.