Bengaluru, April 8: Former Chief Minister of Karnataka, B S Yeddyurappa has been named as the President of the BJP in Karnataka.
The much anticipated decision was taken by the party top brass today. A large number of BJP leaders in Karnataka have welcomed the decision and say that now nothing can stop the party from returning to power.
A large part of the BJP in Karnataka expressed happiness over the decision and say that he will take the party to greater heights.
There had been hectic lobbying for the post in the past couple of months. The party post had fallen vacant after the term of Prahlad Joshi had come to an end.
Yeddyurappa who led the party to a major victory in the 2007 elections had however fallen out with the party. He even went on to float his own party the KJP. However during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he dissolved the party and contested on a BJP ticket. He had said then that he is back to where he belonged.
The top leadership had initially decided to take a decision immediately. They wanted the polls to the states to come to an end before making this announcement. However there was extensive lobbying for the post and things would have turned sour had the decision been delayed.
Yeddyurappa moreover told Amit Shah that he would want to commence work for the party across the state and make up for lost ground.