BJP Govt will complete its tenure, no rift: Yeddyurappa

Last Updated: Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 23:30

Bangalore: Dismissing as rumour mongering
the opposition claims about instability in the Karnataka
government, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Sunday said his
government would complete its tenure.

The party remained united and this would be evident in
the winter session of the state legislatures starting
tomorrow, he told reporters here.

Yeddyurappa said he met senior party leaders, including
state unit chief Sadananda Gowda and Lok Sabha member H N
Ananth Kumar this morning and discussed issues relating to the
strategies to counter the rumours spread by the Congress-JDS
opposition and facing them in the Assembly and Council.

Yeddyurappa faced rebellion last month from ministerial
colleagues and brothers Janardhana Reddy and Karunakara Reddy
from the mine-rich Bellary District, who wanted a change of
guard. But the issue was sorted out after the intervention of
central leadership.

Meanwhile, some disgruntled legislators today met former
Assembly speaker and Panchayath Raj Minister Jagadish Shettar
at his residence to air their "grievances", party sources
said. Last night some of the party legislators and ministers
held a meeting demanding revamping of the cabinet.

In another development, G M Siddesh, a BJP MLA from
Davangere, today met Yeddyurappa and conveyed the feelings of
those disgruntled within the party. He told reporters that the
chief minister had agreed to induct one of them into the
ministry.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 23:30

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