Yeddyurappa rakes up leadership issue again

BJP Karnataka strongman BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday continued to mount pressure on the central leadership.

Bangalore: Continuing to mount pressure on the
central leadership, BJP Karnataka strongman BS Yeddyurappa
on Tuesday said he would wait for a "few more days" on the party`s
promise to reinstate him as chief minister.

"I will wait for a few more days. Probably Central
leadership was busy with Rajya Sabha and Assembly elections in
five states. It is all over now. I hope they will take a
decision on their promise now," Yeddyurappa told a press meet

Yeddyurappa has on and off been putting pressure on the
central leadership to reinstate him as Chief Minister after he
was forced to step down in July last following indictment by
the Lokayukta report on illegal mining.

"I will not set any deadline. I am confident that my party
high command will take a suitable decision at an appropriate
time," Yeddyurappa said.

He said the party leaders had promised him that they would
reinstate him as chief minister after he was cleared of
charges in illegal mining cases.

On the drought situation in the state, Yeddyurappa, who is
touring drought-hit areas today, virtually lambasted officials
for their apathy in tackling the issue.

"During the last three-and-half years of my rule the state
had copious rains and even some North Karnataka areas faced
flood situation. But unfortunately this year 123 taluks in 20
districts are reeling under drought condition. The district
in-charge secretaries have not visited their respective
districts and reviewed drought relief works," he said.

He asked the government to ensure drinking water and
fodder in drought prone districts.


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