Bangalore: Against the backdrop of BJP strongman in Karnataka B S Yeddyurappa keeping the party on tenterhooks holding out threats to quit the party, senior leader Arun Jaitley is set to hold talks with state unit leaders on issues that have caused dissensions in the party.

Jaitley and party's incharge of the state affairs Dharmendra Pradhan will hold consultations on Tuesday with party leaders on the continuing crisis facing the BJP in the wake of Yeddyurappa's frequent outbursts, including attacks on central leadership, BJP sources said.

They were expected to discuss the contentious issue of appointing a new state unit President, disgruntlement over allocation of portfolios in the Jagadish Shettar Ministry and Yeddyurappa's threat to leave the party by December.

With a view not to precipitate the matters, BJP at its National Council meet last week decided to continue Deputy Chief Minister K S Eswarappa as the state unit President till this December.

(Agencies)

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