The core committee assembly of the BJP in Karnataka ended with state in-charge Arun Singh indicating there can be no change in state management. Mr Singh had spent the final couple of days in Bengaluru speaking to get together MLAs within the backdrop of criticism by a number of of them of the functioning of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.
After the assembly on the BJP headquarters, Mr Singh mentioned, “Nobody should criticise the party. We will take action. It is a big party, workers may be hurt, they may face difficulties. We must come together and help the party go forward. Two or three people are working against the party. There will be action against them when the time is right. Our government is there in Karnataka. Talk about the good work in the Modi and Yediyurappa governments.”
Earlier within the day, Mr Yediyurappa, 78, performed down any risk to his place, regardless of complaints made towards him by a few of his colleagues.
“There is no political confusion. What has happened – two or more people have spoken to our media friends and wrong conclusions are being drawn. About 60 people have met him (Arun Singh). One or two of them, not just now, from the beginning, have been speaking against me. That is being highlighted. They have not even been given a chance to meet. There is no confusion. We are all together, working towards development. None of my ministerial colleagues are bothered by this. Let us try and speak to the one or two people who are upset,” the Chief Minister mentioned.
“I don’t want to react to Vishwanath’s statement. The action against him will be decided by high command,” Mr Yediyurappa mentioned.
H Vishwanath, an MLC who had crossed from the Janata Dal (Secular) to the BJP, has been essential of what he mentioned was the interference of Mr Yediyurappa’s son within the authorities.
Revenue Minister R Ashok mentioned after the assembly, “Yediyurappa is our leader. He is our Chief Minister and he will continue.”