According to sources close to Yeddyurappa, BJP national leadership asked him to keep away his relatives from interfering in administration.
"I will keep those selfish people and my kin away from the administration. I will give good governance in the coming two years' tenure," Yeddyurappa said in Bangalore.
Sources also added that Yeddyurappa had asked his secretaries not to take any directions from family members.
Karnataka opposition parties accused that Yeddyurappa has allotted lands to his sons and other relatives. Following the allegations, Karnataka BJP leaders under Reddy brothers asked national leadership to remove Yeddyurappa from CM post.
Defying the BJP High Command order for resignation, Yeddyurappa said that he has the support of 110 to 120 MLAs. Rumors also spread that Yeddyurappa may join Nitish Kumar's Janatha Dal (United) if he was removed from the CM post. Being a leader of Lingayat caste, Yeddyurappa once again escaped threats from Reddy brothers, who used their political and money power to root out him.
It was Yeddyurappa's fourth escape from the crises that threatened to unseat him during his 29-month old government.