New Delhi, Nov 1: Leaders backing B S Yeddyurappa on Sunday, Nov 1, held talks with BJP senior leader L K Advani in the wake of demands for the Karnataka Chief Minister's removal by the Reddy brothers.
Karnataka Home Minister V S Acharya and former MP Dhananjay Kumar met Advani to discuss the crisis in the state.
Both the leaders have tried to convince the central leadership that there should be no change of guard.
Karnataka Speaker Jagadish Shettar, who is close to the Reddy brothers (Janardhan Reddy and G Karunakar Reddy) met senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday, Nov 1.
Jaitley had spent three days in Karnataka last week to resolve the crisis. After he failed to convince the dissidents, leaders from both the camps were asked to visit the capital to find a solution to the problem.
The first BJP Government in the south India was rocked by infighting after the influential Reddy brothers renewed their dissident activities, breaking the truce brought about a few months ago when they first raised the banner of revolt.
Striking back at the dissidents, Yeddyurappa had ordered mass transfer of officials of Bellary district from where the dissident ministers hail, and hinted at action against the rebel leaders, further angering them.
Yeddyurappa said the issues would be resolved.
Reddy brothers are expected to reach Delhi on Monday, Nov 2 while Yeddyurappa will be in New Delhi on Nov 4.