After Cabinet expansion CM BS Yediyurappa meets disqualified MLAs, pacifies them
Discontent among factions within the BJP intensified after cabinet berths were refused to the leaders. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had met some senior leaders and pacify them and promised to them to address their issue in a while.
BSY had visited Adichunchanagiri Mutt and Siddaganga Mutt and debated with disgruntled MLAs, who were resign by threatening. The BJP sources said CM visit to New Delhi to debate the issue with the party brass.
While Umesh Katti said, “The chief minister assured us that he would resolve the issue within a week, we have decided to wait for a week and then decide on our next plan.”
The sources said Umesh Katti had resigned due to CM not giving the cabinet berth to him. Although the CM said Katti wasn’t convinced and sought to know why his name was dropped.
However, the first cabinet seat gave to former MP Renukacharya, who had against to BSY in the year 2010. While Renukacharya said “I am not a rebel leader, My statement was misinterpreted and misreported. I am a loyal party worker and I will work hard to strengthen the hands of Yediyurappa.”
Surapura MLA Narasimha Nayak had played a major role for BJP government back to power, he also said “I got to run our for a no-ball,” he expressed. While he had demanded CM for the increase the quantum of ST reservation to 7.5 from the present 3%. He also said “If the demand is not met, I will abide by the advice of my community seer Prasannannda Puri Swami (and resign),” he said.
JD(S) leader Basavaraj Horatti said “Katti is originally formed the Janata Parivar. It will be a homecoming if he joins our party,” he said. Responding to that CM said, “We are in talk with those who are unhappy and the issue will resolve soon.”
New Minister JC Madhhuswamy saying that “Katti will remain with us. There is no politics involved in the meeting between Katti and Horatti. No one will quit the party,” he said.