Bangalore: As the BJP central leadership wrestled with the political crisis gripping its state unit in Karnataka, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Wednesday rushed to Delhi after being summoned by the party top brass, asserting he has been assured that there would be no change of guard.
Hours after B S Yeddyurappa, who is insisting on his
reinstatement as chief minister, left for the national
capital, Gowda, accompanied by Ministers S Suresh Kumar,
Govind Karjol and S A Raveendranath, left here by a special
"Party president Nitin Gadkari has assured (me) that there
will be no leadership change. The discussions in Delhi would
be centred around the causes that led to the defeat of BJP
candidate in the Uudpi-Chikmagalur bye-election", he told
reporters before departure.
BJP suffered a major loss of face when the party lost the
seat held by Gowda himself before he was appointed as the
Chief Minister in August last year replacing Yeddyurappa after
his indictment by Lokayukta report on illegal mining.