Ministers, MLAs facing problems with Yeddy: Karnataka BJP chief

BJP`s Karnataka unit president KS Eswarappa, who seem to have emerged as a rallying point for rebels, today admitted Ministers and MLAs have been facing "some problems" with Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.

Last Updated: Mar 20, 2011, 00:31 AM IST

Shimoga (Kar): BJP`s Karnataka unit
president K S Eswarappa, who seem to have emerged as a
rallying point for rebels, today admitted Ministers and MLAs
have been facing "some problems" with Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.

He, however, dismissed reports that the party and its
government were beset by dissident activities in the wake of
problems that surfaced between its legislators, ministers
and the Chief Minister.
"There is absolutely no dissidence in the party but some
MLAs and even ministers have expressed some problems which
they are facing with the Chief Minister and this should not be
construed as a revolt", Eswarappa told reporters here.

"This is really an unfortunate incident and should not
have happened," he said.

He also denied reports that rebels have started a
signature campaign seeking removal of Yeddyurappa from the
chief ministership.
The party is gearing up for April nine bye-election in
three assembly constituencies.

On March 15, more than 50 legislators had met Eswarappa
and party`s General Secretary Anantkumar and aired their
grievances against Yeddyurappa.

A breakfast meeting called yesterday by Yeddyurappa to
demonstrate his strength and to ease the situation failed to
attract a majority of the party MLAs who chose to stay away
from it, bringing to the fore simmerring discontent in the
ruling party.

PTI