Yeddyurappa out from Advani's yatra to save embarrassment?

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Bangalore, Oct 13: Former Karnataka Chief Minister, BS Yeddyrappa who is under stiff opposition from his rivals in the state, KS Eshwarappa, party chief and Ananth Kumar, national general secretary and the BJP may not become a party to Advani's yatra that is scheduled to enter Karnataka on Oct 31, said sources.

According to sources, after the core committee's discussion on the preparations of the yatra, the office bearers were assigned the task of who would keep company to Advani during his yatra. The party however sidestepped on the decision if Yeddyurappa was to participate in the yatra.

Sources also revealed that there were chances that Yeddyurappa would create a scene if he was kept out of the yatra adding that the core committee already discussed over the matter and came up with a way to handle the situation.

The party is also trying to keep away from the tainted Ex-CM as it feels his presence would only add to the embarrassment of the yatra as Yeddyurappa's name has surfaced in many scams, while the whole purpose of the yatra is to fight against corruption.

“The yatra is championing corruption free administration which is why the party wants to keep Yeddyurappa away from it. They feel that this will give the Opposition a godsend opportunity to ridicule the yatra and Mr Advani too," said sources.

Many leaders also feel that if Yeddyurappa's bail plea is rejected, it would make it easier for the party as he would not be able to take part in the yatra.

BJP leaders also intend to aim at the policy of clean governance during Advani's two day yatra in the state along with focusing on bringing back the black money stashed abroad.

Nalin Kumar Katil, MP has been entrusted the job of organising the rally in Karnataka to Mangalore. Four meetings will also be held in Ankola, Mangalore, Honnavar and Udupi on Oct 31 and Nov 1.

Three press meets and eight meetings have also been planned, said sources.

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