Will tide over political crisis, says Yeddyurappa
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, whose government is fighting for survival, Thursday said the crisis would be soon over and he would win the confidence in the legislative house.
Kannur: Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, whose government is fighting for survival, Thursday said the crisis would be soon over and he would win the confidence in the legislative house.
"I am sure that we will be able to bring back those legislators who are now against us. We will win the confidence of the house," Yeddyurappa told reporters after offering prayers at the 11th century Rajarajeswara temple at Taliparamba in Kannur district.
Accompanied by his son and state minister K. Naidu, Yeddyurappa arrived by helicopter Thursday morning and drove straight to the temple, about 25 km from here.
Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj Wednesday asked Yeddyurappa to prove his majority on the floor of the state assembly by Oct 12 after 19 lawmakers submitted a joint letter withdrawing their support to the first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in southern India.
The 29-month-old BJP government has been reduced to a minority in the 225-member assembly. With 14 BJP legislators and five Independents withdrawing support, the Yeddyurappa government now has the backing of 98 legislators.
In 2008, Yeddyurappa had prayed at this temple and offered an elephant for the deity.