Yeddyurappa made an exit soon after his warning without waiting for Shettar to issue a reply. Yeddyurappa was miffed after the BJP central leadership refused to meet him when he visited Delhi to demand the state BJP President post.
Officials at the CM's secretariat has been quoted as saying, "We knew that Yeddyurappa is upset, but we did not expect him to issue an ultimatum to Shettar, who still has nine months' term in the CM's office. The CM was a bit taken aback. He is trying to pacify Yeddyurappa."
Sources close to Yeddyurappa commented, "Consequently, Yeddyurappa is upset with Shettar and he barged into Shettar's residence this morning. He did not expect Shettar to maintain silence after becoming the CM. Shettar, in fact, had promised to lobby for Yeddyurappa's return to the state unit president's post. But Yeddyurappa's strategy is going nowhere."
Yeddyurappa, who had problems with Sadananda Gowda earlier, seems to be encountering the very same issues with present CM Shettar after he chose to ignore the person who nominated him in the first place and is focussed on the day to day political developments in the state. In other words, he was comfortable ignoring Yeddyurappa too.
Yeddyurappa, belonging to the Lingayat community, was of the thought that Shettar also from the community would back him for the state BJP President's post, but did not exert his influence on this front. Sources added, "Shettar is asking Yeddyurappa to show patience. But Yeddyurappa cannot wait any longer. He has told Shettar that he will quit the party and other leaders would follow in his footsteps."
Yeddyurappa supporters added, "He's feeling frustrated and abandoned. He had no option other than threatening Shettar. He is holding a meeting with his loyalists and followers on Friday for another round of discussion."