New Delhi: In a sigh of relief for BJP, the loyalists of former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, who have decided to step down following their demand of replacing Sadanand Gowda with Jagdish Shettar as chief minister soon thereafter, have withdrawn their resignation after the party high command assured of resolving the crisis in the party.

“We are withdrawing our resignation in a bid to facilitate further process. The party high command has assured us of resolving the crisis soon. As per the advice of Yeddyurappa, we have decided to take back our resignations and solve the issue amicably,” said one of the BSY loyalist.

 

The rebel BS Yeddyurappa faction further denied of setting July 5 deadline for the BJP central leadership for a decision on making their nominee Jagadish Shettar the Chief Minister replacing incumbent D V Sadananda Gowda.

“We have not set any deadline for the party high command,” said BSY loyalists.

As per the sources, the decision to this effect has come after the BJP leadership, giving strong sign to the Yeddyurappa faction through Dharmendra Pradhan, asked the nine ministers to take back their resignations or face disciplinary action.

Meanwhile, Gowda will on Monday meet the senior party leaders in New Delhi and discuss the political crisis in Karnataka. 

JPN

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