Responding to Shivakumar’s claims, Bommai said, “Two top leaders of the Congress are issuing statements with tall claims that some BJP leaders are on their side.
Captain Ganesh Karnik has been replaced by MG Mahesh of Mysuru as the chief spokesperson, with the former given the post of convener of the party’s NRI Forum.
BJP state president Nalin Kumar Kateel on Saturday rubbished speculations over leadership change in the state.
Party bosses are looking at leaders with the right caste status, and rumours are thick that there could be a change in the organisational setup ahead of the ZP/TP polls.
Kateel said that there would be no cabinet reshuffle but the chief minister will expand his ministry at the appropriate time giving priority to social justice and regional balance.
The minister was reacting to his party colleague and state president Nalin Kumar Kateel who called Congress leader Rahul Gandhi a drug addict and peddler.
Priyank presented reports on the alleged involvement of BJP supporters in drug smuggling cases and abuse.
Says he respects the Cong leader and will talk to Kateel to know why he made such a remark
Two major parties exchange barbs as bypoll heat rises; Grand old party questions JDS’ links with BJP
This is the first time that any BJP leader has referred to Yediyurappa as a Margdarshak.
BJP state president MP Nalin Kumar Kateel on Saturday said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will soon expand his Cabinet to “include genuine legislators”.
BJP state president Nalin Kumar Kateel on Sunday said 30 per cent of ministers in the Union Cabinet belong to Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes.
Kateel challenged Siddaramaiah to announce Rajya Sabha member and Congress stalwart Mallikarjun Kharge as the party’s next chief ministeral candidate.
On his return from the national capital, Yediyurappa rubbished talks in some quarters that he is on way out, and asserted that the central leadership has asked him to continue in the post.
In the audio clip, the speaker was heard telling someone apparently over the phone that Yediyurappa will soon be replaced along with his cabinet colleagues Eshwarappa and Jagadish Shetter.