Cauvery, the stately British-era manor and the official residence of Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa is now trying like a mutt or an ashram. There was a gradual stream of saffron-clad guests after a fearful chief minister returned from New Delhi final weekend.
In line with extremely dependable sources, the 78-year-old BJP stalwarts days are numbered in workplace and the celebration bosses in New Delhi have already indicated that he could need to give up to make means for brand spanking new management within the state. Although he’s formally rubbishing such studies, his actions converse of a wholly completely different state of affairs.
In an unprecedented transfer, two highly effective Lingayat MLAs from the principle opposition Congress — MB Patil and Shamanur Shivashankarappa — have brazenly come out in assist of Yediyurappa claiming the BJP excessive command is humiliating a tall chief of their neighborhood. Their stand has angered sure Congress leaders within the State. Nevertheless, they keep that it’s their private stand and never that of their celebration.
An embarrassed state BJP has launched a marketing campaign towards these two claiming Yediyurappa is protected.
A number of dozen Lingayat seers and different spiritual leaders have been brazenly supporting Yediyurappa, warning the BJP nationwide management towards any misadventures.
On Wednesday, over 50 Seers from throughout Karnataka met Yediyurappa and expressed their religion in him.
Siddalinga Swamy of Siddaganga Mutt, one of the highly effective mutts within the state, led a delegation of seers and requested the BJP management to not take away Yediyurappa from the CM chair.
Talking to media he mentioned, “It’s not a Lingayat battle. Yediyurappa is a Karnataka chief. He has finished effectively. Why ought to he go? We wish him to proceed until the following Meeting elections due in April 2023”.
Among the seers who had accompanied him reportedly shouted slogans in favour of Yediyurappa, embarrassing the chief minister.
The open backing of the seers has sophisticated the matter additional for the BJP, which hopes for an early and amicable answer to the present deadlock.
Two BJP legislators brazenly against Yediyurappa have criticised the interference by seers in state politics. BR Patil Yatnal, a Lingayat MLA has requested the seers to not again a corrupt CM for private beneficial properties. Coming down closely on the Yediyurappa camp, he has termed these occasions stage-managed.
BJP MLC and Congress — JDS turncoat H Vishwanath has additionally attacked the seers for backing Yediyurappa in public. He mentioned it was unbecoming of the Seers to play politics.
Yediyurappa belongs to the Lingayat neighborhood which is about 16% of Karnataka’s whole inhabitants. They’re thought of probably the most highly effective each economically and politically. They’re additionally a pan Karnataka neighborhood.
Yediyurappa who grabbed the facility two years in the past by toppling the HD Kumaraswamy-led JDS-Congress coalition authorities is finishing two years in workplace on July 26. His rival factions are assured that he will probably be compelled to give up after that.
Will the Saffron-robed males have the ability to prevail upon the BJP excessive command? One has to attend and see.