BANGALORE: Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa seems to be desperate to return as chief minister. After having embarked on a state tour against the wishes of the party, Yeddyurappa Bangalore on Thursday told reporters that the party high command had not asked him to wait till elections in the five states are over.
“Our national leaders are mature enough to know what decision to make to save the party,” he said indicating that he was indispensable to the BJP in the state.
He also claimed that his state tour was aimed at strengthening the party and not for any personal benefit. Meanwhile, around 25 swamijis from North Karnataka met Yeddyurappa at his residence and held discussions.
Sources close to Yeddyurapa said that the swamijis had come to invite him for a religious event to be held at Mukthi Mandir near Lakshmeshwar in Gadag district on February 21; the visit is being seen as an effort by Yeddyurappa to demonstrate his popularity among Lingayat community.