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Amid talks of change of leadership, Yediyurappa asks supporters not to protest

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday asked his supporters and well-wishers not to indulge in any kind of protest or indiscipline, amid speculation that his support is outrageous and may embarrass the BJP. requested.

The 78-year-old BJP leader said the party was “like a mother” to him.

“I am privileged to be a loyal worker of BJP. It is my utmost honor to serve the party with the highest standards of ethics and behavior. I urge everyone to act according to party’s ethics and not indulge in protest/indiscipline Urge to be which is outrageous and shameful for the party,” Yediyurappa tweeted.

“Based on the current political developments”, Yediyurappa said in a Kannada tweet, appealing to the supporters not to make statements in his favor or to join the protests, “Your goodwill should not exceed the limits of discipline in the party. She is like a mother to me and disrespecting her will hurt me. I am sure my true well wishers will understand and respond to my feelings.”

His statement came as there continued to be support for him from monasteries, pontiffs and political leaders.

Leaders and religious leaders, especially from the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community, the All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha, have declared support for Yeddyurappa and urged him to continue as chief minister, with “bad results” for the BJP. Warning has also been given.

Making a dissenting remark, disgruntled BJP MLC AH Vishwanath asked Lingayat saints if they were “supporting corruption” by rallying behind Yeddyurappa.

Speaking to reporters in Mysore, Vishwanath, who has been vocal against Yeddyurappa, criticized him, claiming that he was setting a “wrong precedent” by supporting the chief minister and his government “instead of standing with the people”. Huh.

Some BJP leaders like MP GM Siddheshwar and former MLA B Suresh Gowda have also expressed confidence that he will continue as CM, as the high command has not asked him to step down.

Yeddyurappa, completing his two years on July 26, visited Delhi last week, during which he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP President JP Nadda.

The visit raised questions in some circles whether the party is now working on a succession plan.

However, on his return from the national capital, Yediyurappa had rejected in some circles that he was stepping out, and insisted that the central leadership had asked him to continue.

According to BJP sources, Yeddyurappa’s dinner for BJP MLAs, which was scheduled to be held on July 25 to mark the completion of two years of his government, has been postponed.

The sources also clarified that the BJP Legislature Party meeting has not been called on July 26.

(Only the title and image in this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is generated automatically from a syndicated feed.)

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