A teary-eyed BS Yediyurappa said he would submit his resignation to Governor Tawarchand Gehlot post-lunch.
BSY was speaking to te mediapersons after an hour-long meeting with the ministers and MLAs at Belagavi circuit house.
To a question on whether a Dalit CM will be named, he said it was a prerogative of the party high command to take a call on it.
As Yediyurappa had announced that he would abide by the party's top brass instruction on July 25, Joshi said he has no clue whether the central leadership has asked him to resign.
Yediyurappa's statement came as support continued to pour in for him from Mutts, pontiffs, and political leaders.
The dinner was scheduled to take place at around 7 pm on Sunday at a Bengaluru hotel.
Gowda, BJP MP from Bengaluru North, said he does not believe that there was any move to replace BSY is in the offing.
Parameshwara further said that a committee set up under the leadership of Congress leader Allam Veerabhadrappa will scrutinise those who want to join the party.
He was expelled from the BSP for abstaining from the trust vote that brought the coalition government down.
On Friday, Yediyurappa had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed pending state works, including Mekedatu project across river Cauvery.
It is alleged that Rajanna used Vijayendra and other minister's names to cheat people by promising them of getting government works done and also cheating job aspirants.
The tourism minister said that all arguments have been made in favour of and against Yediyurappa's exit as chief minister of the state.
Bengaluru police, probing allegations of phone tapping by BJP MLA Aravind Bellad, on Saturday recorded his statement.
BJP leader Ramesh Jarkiholi slammed opposition leaders for trying to create problems within the BJP and said the they do not have any other work.
Amid party incharge in Karnataka Arun Singh's efforts to project that the party was united, a couple of disgruntled legislators made open statements against the government and its leadership.