Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday night appealed to his colleagues within the BJP to “not take pleasure in protest and indiscipline”, amid strain over exit rumours after a meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi final week. Mr Yediyurappa’s tweet is being seen as a refined trace to the centre, at a time he has been racking up help from non secular leaders and even a former Congress minister.
Mr Yediyurappa, 78, tweeted he has been a “loyal employee” of the BJP. “I’m privileged to be a loyal employee of BJP. It’s my utmost honour to serve the get together with highest requirements of ethics & behaviour. I urge everybody to behave in accordance with get together ethics & not take pleasure in protests/indiscipline that’s disrespectful & embarrassing for the get together,” he stated.
I’m privileged to be a loyal employee of BJP. It’s my utmost honour to serve the get together with highest requirements of ethics & behaviour. I urge everybody to behave in accordance with get together ethics & not take pleasure in protests/indiscipline that’s disrespectful & embarrassing for the get together.
— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) July 21, 2021
The Chief Minister’s sudden journey to Delhi final week to fulfill BJP’s prime leaders had raised questions on how lengthy he would proceed in his publish. Whereas in Delhi, when requested about rumours of a management change within the state BJP, he informed reporters: “There isn’t a reality in it. By no means. By no means. By no means.” He stated the identical after flying again to Bengaluru – that he would preserve the publish.
Mr Yediyurappa, the BJP’s first and solely Chief Minister in south India, has virtually accomplished two years in cost since he took over from the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition in July 2019.
He has been dealing with what was seen as hostility from some BJP MLAs within the state. Some leaders together with MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, Tourism Minister CP Yogeshwar and MLC AH Vishwanath have spoken towards Mr Yediyurappa, regardless of warnings of disciplinary motion by the management.
The Chief Minister’s critics within the get together, together with MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, had hit out at Mr Yediyurappa’s son and get together state vp BY Vijayendra for accompanying his father to Delhi final week. Mr Yatnal alleged Mr Yediyurappa’s son was “working the federal government in Karnataka.”
Earlier within the day, Mr Yediyurappa met mutt chiefs, or highly effective monks of the state, in what many see as a message to the BJP and its ideological mentor, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
The political and spiritual leaders of the Veerashaiva-Lingayat group, which includes 16 per cent of the state’s inhabitants and is seen because the BJP’s large help base within the state, are backing the Chief Minister. A number of of them have warned the BJP towards any transfer to dislodge Mr Yediyurappa, who additionally belongs to the group.