BJP stands its ground; asks Yeddyurappa to GO

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New Delhi, Jul 28: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finally taken its stand on the fate of defiant and scam-tainted Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa. In a press meet briefing post the Parliamentary Board Meeting by spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad, he said, "there needs to be a change of leadership in Karnataka." The meeting was held at BJP President Nitin Gadkari's residence at 10am on Thursday.

The BJP briefing stated that Yeddyurappa has to tender his resignation with immediate effect. Senior BJP leaders Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley has been instructed by the High Command to travel to Bangalore on July 29 to decide on the new Chief Minister.

With Yeddyurappa and the BJP engaged in a war of words, the party has made its stand clear in the murky political power struggle in the state. The Congress, meanwhile has raised its voice against the corruption in the Karnataka and have responded saying that Yeddyurappa should resign immediately and added that the "whole Karnataka government should go".

The names of the possible contenders for the top post of the CM are Jagdish Shettar, a Lingayat leader in the state as well as Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj and the other name being BS Eeshwarappa, state BJP President. With the BJP undecided on who would grab the top post, it definitely looks like time's up for Yeddyurappa.

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