Bangalore: Amid reports of fresh bout of
dissidence in the ruling BJP in Karnataka, Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa today said he has "committed several mistakes"
after assuming charge and assured people that such mistakes
would not recur.
"I have committed several mistakes after taking over as
Chief Minister. I have learnt a lesson from them and promise
that these would not recur in future," he told reporters here.
Refuting charges that he had compromised to remain in
power, Yeddyurappa said "I will not continue in office at the
cost of interest of the state and the people. I will quit if I
The Chief Minister, who has convened a meeting of the
party`s legislature committee tomorrow in the wake of reports
about fresh bout of dissidence in the party, expressed concern
about the reported dissidence and said he was confident that
it would end soon.
Responding to the "criticism" over induction of
controversial party legislator M P Renukacharya into his
cabinet, he said it was his decision and he took "all
responsibility for it", adding he would explain it at tomorrow`s meeting.
The induction of Renukacharya, who supported the `oust
Yedyurappa campaign` conducted by the Reddy brothers-- Tourism
Minister Janardhana Reddy and Revenue Minister Karunakara
Reddy--last month, had been opposed by some MLAs.
Yeddyurappa managed to weather the crisis with the party
central leadership working out a compromise formula between
the warring factions.