Karnataka BJP leaders continue parade in Delhi

Delegation sought continuation of Gowda as CM, Eshwarappa as the unit chief but didn’t oppose a suitable post for BSY.

Published: 26th March 2012 02:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:44 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: The Delhi parade of state BJP leaders continues.

On Sunday, Ministers B N Bachchegowda, Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, former minister Aravind Limbavali and others met BJP national leaders L K Advani, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and batted for Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda’s continuation in office.

After Municipal Administration Minister Balachandra Jarakiholi’s team made a fervent appeal to the party high command in favour of Gowda a few days ago, this is the second delegation which is camping in Delhi seeking continuation of Gowda as the Chief Minister.

The trio also reportedly opposed any change in the state BJP president’s post.

“We have asked the party national leaders to continue with the present combination — Gowda as CM and K S Eshwarappa as the state unit chief. The frequent change in leadership will not be accepted by the people of the state,” said Aravind Limbavali after meeting Rajnath Singh at his residence.

Interestingly, the trio did not oppose giving former CM B S Yeddyurappa a suitable post. “Yeddyurappa is our undisputed and the tallest leader in the state. We have no objection if he is given a position at the national level,” they reportedly told the party national leaders.

According to sources, the party high command has decided to wait till the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) submits its report to the Supreme Court in connection with the alleged donations received by a trust run by Yeddyurappa’s family members from two mining firms before taking any decision on the leadership change in Karnataka.

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