Yeddyurappa loyalists launch signature campaign

Last Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 16:32

Bangalore: Seeking to mount pressure on the
BJP central leadership, a group of party MLAs loyal to former
chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Thursday launched a signature
campaign to press their demand for a `suitable position` to
their leader.

An MLA, leading the campaign coming in the backdrop of the
party high command cold shouldering Yeddyurappa`s demand,
claimed about 25 legislators had already signed the
memorandum.

The leader refusing to be identified said, MLAs loyal to
Yeddyurappa would meet here on February 8 and later lead a
delegation to BJP President Nitin Gadkari to present their
memorandum.

The Yeddyurappa loyalists wanted the BJP leadership to
convene a legislature party meet and seek the opinion of MLAs
on the issue of who should lead the party in the next year
Assembly elections.

Yeddyurappa had set two deadlines so far to the party
high command to concede his demand for a "position", but the
BJP had ignored them.

The saffron party high command, according to BJP sources,
had told Yeddyurappa that it would consider his demand after
he comes clean in the corruption cases against him.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 16:32

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