Bengaluru: In Karnataka, which is battling the second wave of Kovid-19, on Wednesday, such speculation intensified that some steps are being taken within the ruling BJP to replace Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa. Some ministers and MLAs openly accepted such steps for the first time, so that pressure can be put on the removal of the strong leader of Karnataka BJP. However, many legislators considered close to the chief minister questioned the need for such a change, saying that the 78-year-old veteran leader would complete his term and also lead the party during the next elections two years later. Revenue Minister R Ashok said in response to a question, “I have received information about many (MLAs) camping in Delhi, I have come to know about the meetings that take place in many places even today.” I have seen in the media that many ministers are also part of it … It is true that this kind of discussion is happening. ”
He said, “I have come to know about some (MLAs) going to Delhi, it is hundred percent true that such an event is happening … while some people are directly involved and some are indirectly involved. I see his statement in the media. But my priority is to stand with the people suffering from Corona. “However, Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan, Home Minister Basavaraj S Bommai, Housing Minister V Somanna, Industries Minister Jagdish Shettar said they are unaware of any such developments. And he denied leadership change. Describing the change of leadership as ‘beyond the truth’, Ashwath Narayan said that Yeddyurappa is his chief minister and leader.
Bommai called the reports of changing the chief minister and calling a meeting of the legislature party in June “unofficial” and “speculation”. Somanna said that the Chief Minister’s seat is not vacant and Yeddyurappa remains strong in his post. Shettar said that there has been no such discussion about leadership at the state or central leadership level. According to reports, Tourism Minister CP Yogeshwar and BJP Hubli-Dharwad (West) MLA Arvind Bellad are camping in Delhi. Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition and Congress leader Siddaramaiah again reiterated on Wednesday that Yeddyurappa will be replaced. He also claimed that whoever becomes the next chief minister will also be weak. He said, “Yeddyurappa has failed, he is our worst Chief Minister so far in Karnataka. He is the most incompetent, weak and corrupt chief minister. Efforts have been going on to replace him for some time, it seems that it has come to the last stage … The number of people who have replaced him has increased. ”