Yeddyurappa back to arm-twisting ways; wants new CM soon

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Bangalore, Jun 19: With politicians across Karnataka celebrating the diamond jubilee of its state assembly, former CM BS Yeddyurappa seem to have other plans. Still in a single-point agenda for a leadership change in the BJP-ruled government, Yeddyurappa is understood to be engaged in hectic parleys to set his agenda in motion. It almost seems like Yeddyurappa is ready to utilize all his powers to dethrone CM Sadananda Gowda from the Chief Minister's chair.

With the Congress cashing in on the in-fighting within the state BJP and trying to hard to find their own Lingayat leader, Yeddyurappa has reportedly called a closed door meeting with his supporters to chart the next course of action.

Yeddyurappa has once again issued an ultimatum to Gowda and has asked him to convene a meeting of the legislature party within 3 days. The agenda for the meeting is presumably to replace Sadananda Gowda with Rural development and Panchayat raj minister Jagadish Shettar.

Yeddyurappa has earlier pledged his unflinching support to Shettar. He has been quoted as saying in the meeting, "I am not opposing the views of majority of legislators' who want Shettar to replace DVS."

After several attempts by Yeddyurappa to get back his lost glory and the Chief Ministership, it seems he is ready to relinquish the same for Plan B. He is understood to have told his supporters officially that he does not have any issues to make Shettar the CM.

Not just that the supporters will also communicate their preference to the BJP central leadership to replace Gowda with Shettar. They also want swearing-in ceremony to be held as early as next week.

Public works minister C.M. Udasi has been quoted as saying post the meeting, "Chief Minister should call Legislature party meeting within three days. Earlier, we had demanded the CM to call legislature party meeting to discuss many issues, but the Chief Minister did not responded to our request. But this time, we have set a three-day deadline."

Another breakfast meeting is planned at Udasi's residence on Tuesday that will discuss the next course of action.

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