Twist in tale? Yediyurappa cancels party meet | India News

BENGALURU: Fuelling the will he-won’t-he speculation, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa called off on Wednesday the BJP Legislature Party (BJPLP) meeting scheduled for July 26 — the day that marks two years in office for him – and postponed the lunch and dinner planned for his secretariat staff and MLAs on its eve.
Ever since he returned from Delhi after a two-day visit to meet party politicians last week, speculation is rife that Yediyurappa might step down as CM by this month-end.
This gained more traction with the surfacing of an audio clip three days ago allegedly featuring party state president Nalin Kumar Kateel that hinted at an imminent change of guard. MLA V Sunil Kumar, the party whip in the assembly, attributed the cancellation of events to “unforeseen developments” and added that he had been asked to inform legislators that the July 25 dinner has been postponed.
The CM has not given any fresh date yet, he said. The decision has led to speculation that the BJP brass might have come under pressure to delay the changeof-guard process after seeing Lingayat seers and community leaders rallying behind the CM in the past two days.
The CM’s office said Yediyurappa is planning to make his second anniversary in office “a gala” event. “Hence, it would be difficult for him to focus on multiple events and the meeting was postponed,” it said.
Sources said Yediyurappa was planning to hold a video conference with BJP legislators from 120 assembly segments on July 26 to celebrate two years in office. The CM has convened a cabinet meeting, which is expected to recommend to the Centre that the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community be included in the central OBC list.
A similar attempt by Yediyurappa last year was spiked by the party. State home minister Basavaraj Bommai said there is an effort to create political instability in the state by speculating about the CM’s time in office. “Yediyurappa will continue as CM as it has been reiterated by party national general secretary Arun Singh,” he added. Former Union minister DV Sadananda Gowda ruled out any “chance” of a change as the party leadership was pleased with development works and handling of Covid-19 under his watch.

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