Yeddyurappa's deadline to BJP bosses to end; wait continues

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New Delhi, Mar 20: With the deadline set by adamant former Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa coming to an end on Tuesday, the BJP seem to be firm on its stand and ready to take on the bulldozing by Yeddyurappa and his loyalists. With a single point demand to reinstate Yeddy as the CM and replace Sadananda Gowda, it remains to be seen if the BJP will budge. [UPDATE: K'taka: BSY wins battle, to be CM in next 48 hrs, say sources]

Claiming to have the support of 67 MLA's, the threat of Yeddyurappa forming a new party is also looming large. The rebel BJP leader wants the CM's post and will not settle for anything less. Bangalore has been witnessing high drama the last couple of days when Yeddyurappa along with his loyalists were holed up in a resort to strategize on their next course of action.

Yeddyurappa found strength in his case after the High Court quashed the FIR filed against him in the illegal mining case. On Mar 8, he was cleared off all the allegations in the case. Taking a moral upper ground in the case, the BJP leadership had forced Yeddyurappa to resign on July 2011 after he was indicted in the Lokayukta report on his involvement in illegal mining in the state.

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