"I don't know what makes Yeddyurappa think that he is the only leader in the state BJP. The party high command has taken a decision to have a collective leadership in Karnataka. Everybody has to abide by it," said Eshwarappa.
Expressing BJP's decision over Yeddyurappa's demand to re-introduce him as Karnataka CM, Eshwarappa said, "Unlike the Congress, the BJP central leadership is not in a position to fulfill the expectations of Yeddyurappa to return as chief minister in the wake of corruption charges against him."
Earlier, Yeddyurappa had said that he was ready to take up the post of Chief Minister again if his party's central leadership gave him a chance.
Media reports also claimed that he might have given Jan 15 as a deadline to his supporters to start a political storm state-wide creating more pressure on the BJP party.
Yeddyurappa is believed to have set Jan 15 as deadline as the day would mark the end of Sankranti and would be auspicious for him to start his political battle against the senior BJP leaders, possibly over his astrologers advice.
However, Yeddyurappa, who is well-known for his belief in gods and religious culture and rituals, had reportedly said that during his recent visit to Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu, the Almighty "suggested" him to quit BJP.