March 20, 2023

BS Yediyurappa completes two years in workplace on July 26. (File)

New Delhi:
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, combating off hypothesis that he’s about to get replaced after a gathering with Prime Minister Narendra Modi final week, has amped up stress on his get together BJP with conferences aimed toward flaunting his assist.

Here are the highest 10 factors on this huge story:

  1. A day after he met with heads of mutts in Bengaluru, a high spiritual chief has warned the Centre in opposition to altering the Chief Minister.

  2. “Any government needs to be independent. But if the central government keeps interfering, no Chief Minister can do his best,” mentioned Sirigere Sanehalli Swamiji. “If the Chief Minister is changed often, it is difficult for officers to work. The central government must consider this seriously and allow the Chief Minister to work,” he added.

  3. Yesterday, Mr Yediyurappa met mutt chiefs, or highly effective clergymen of the state, in a message to the BJP and its ideological mentor, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

  4. The political and non secular leaders of the Veerashaiva-Lingayat group — which contains 16 per cent of the state’s inhabitants and is seen the BJP’s huge assist base within the state — are backing the Chief Minister. Several of them have warned the BJP in opposition to any transfer to dislodge the 78-year-old, who additionally belongs to the group.

  5. Unusually, Mr Yediyurappa has obtained assist from a Lingayat chief even within the opposition Congress. “BJP may face the wrath of Lingayats if they ill-treat tall chief (Yediyurappa). BJP ought to worth the contribution of Yediyurappa and deal with him with dignity,” tweeted Congress chief MB Patil, admitting that the proposed adjustments “may be internal matters” of the BJP.

  6. The BJP’s state unit retorted: “MB Patil and his guru Siddaramaiah tried their best to divide Veerashaivas and Lingayats. Today, Sri Patil is daydreaming that he can emerge as Lingayat leader by expressing FAKE concern for Lingayat community. People are not living in Rahul’s Paradise to believe him.”

  7. As a Lingayat, Mr Yediyurappa represents a dominant caste in Karnataka, which is seen as a BJP vote base. This was believed to be a giant cause for his unchallenged clout within the get together over time. 

  8. Speculation that the BJP could also be inclined to take away its first and solely Chief Minister in south India peaked when Mr Yediyurappa took a chartered flight to Delhi to fulfill with PM Modi and different BJP leaders. After his assembly with the Prime Minister, reviews advised that he had supplied to resign citing his well being.

  9. But on document, the 78-year-old has firmly denied any dialogue of resignation. Mr Yediyurappa completes two years in workplace on July 26 – and he has known as for a state legislature get together assembly on that day in what seems to be one other stress tactic.

  10. A bit of Karnataka BJP MLAs have been vocal of their criticism of Mr Yediyurappa and his son Vijayendra. But the get together has carried out little to silence the critics, elevating hypothesis about which facet it’s on.

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