BSY arrives in Delhi for talks, confident of survival

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 23:25

New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa arrived here tonight for crucial talks with BJP
leadership voicing confidence he will stay on and that the
crisis in the government sparked by the dissident`s strident
demand for his removal would be resolved.

In significant comments, Yeddyurappa, who was summoned by
the BJP leadership, said he will also meet the Reddy brothers,
who are his ministerial colleagues, tomorrow.

"I am 100 per cent confident that the issue will be
resolved," he told reporters here on arrival ahead of his
meeting with the central leaders including party chief Rajnath
Singh and L K Advani.

Immediately after arrival, Yeddyurappa met senior party
leaders Arun Jaitley, M Venkaiah Naidu and Aanant Kumar on the
crisis in the state unit.

"The party leadership has already made it clear that
there will be no change in leadership. Everbody will come
together to resolve the problem and I will discuss with Reddy
brothers also tomorrow," he said.

Yeddyurappa said he will also meet Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh tomorrow on the issue of flood relief in the state.

Asked whether he would heed to the demands made by the
Reddy brothers and mining magnates--Tourism Minister
Janardhana Reddy and Revenue Minister Karunakara Reddy--on the
leadership issue, Yeddyurappa said he would not like to
discuss this with the media.

Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj, who is in New Delhi on a
private visit, said he is keeping a watch on the situation and
will act when it is necessary.

Some MLAs belonging to rival camps also met senior party
leaders separately here to discuss the crisis in the

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 23:25
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