Yeddyurappa mellows down; loyalists withdraw resignation

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Bangalore, Jul 2: In a last minute showdown, Karnataka ministers loyal to Former Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa have decided to withdraw their resignations. The announcement was made by Water Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday morning. The stunning decision was made after senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley conducted last minute parlets with Yeddyurappa and his supporters. 

Bommai also stated that the BJP central leadership has assured Yeddyurappa that the Karnataka BJP crisis will be resolved soon. 

Earlier, CM Sadananda Gowda was expected to meet the BJP central leadership after the Yeddyurappa faction set a Jul 5 deadline for a change of leadership. The BSY faction wanted their nominee Jagadish Shettar to be named the CM with Shettar also releasing a list of 52 MLAs who were supporting him. In an obvious means to exert their political high handedness, nine ministers had sent their resignation to cause trouble to the Gowda government. 

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