Gadkari's words of no effect; BSY to mount pressure on party

Bangalore, Feb 25: Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) powerful man B S Yeddyurappa has again intensified his efforts to get a top position either in the party or in the state government.

Soon after BJP national President Nitin Gadkari announced that there would be no change in leadership in the state and Yeddyurappa should have to wait till he gets cleared of all corruption charges being faced in court, the ex-chief minister met his supporters at his residence and decided to intensify the pressure on the party for a suitable post for himself.

The meeting was attended by as many as 25 MLAs including state ministers Basavaraj Bommai, M P Renukacharya, Murugesh Nirani, V Somanna, Shobha Karandlaje and Jagadish Shettar.

Meanwhile, BSY supporters are planning to organise a huge convention for his birthday, which falls on Feb 27, to show their strength in the state.

Moreover, the supporters have decided to make an appeal during the convention to the party high command publicly to give their leader a suitable post either in the party or in the state government.

Earlier, on July 31, 2011 Yeddyurappa had resigned after being forced to do so by the party high command in the wake of his indictment in the Lokayukta report on illegal mining. Yeddyurappa had then said that he would be back as chief minister in six months.

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