New Delhi: Unlike his unrelenting stand before the central leadership of BJP in the past, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa seems to have softened his stand after the latest political crisis triggered by the Governor’s recommendation to dismiss his government.

The tectonic shift in his attitude comes in the wake of the role of the top leadership in thwarting any attempt by the Central government to dismiss the first BJP government south of the Vindhyas.

The Chief Minister on Monday visited senior leaders including party president Nitin Gadkari, Lal Krishna Advani, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley and expressed his gratitude to all the senior leaders.

However, with his government being in controversy since it came to power, the central leadership has given strict directions to the Chief Minister.

The party also handled those MLAs who were relieved after Supreme Court’s decision.

While the party was able to bail itself out of the crisis, the overall fallout of the entire crisis has been that now Yeddyurappa is in much control of the BJP.

According to sources, the CM has now been tied up on various matters. Now, BSY cannot even reshuffle the state Cabinet without central leadership’s approval.

JPN/Bureau