Yeddyurappa’s visit makes Kumaraswamy jitters

The sudden and unscheduled visit of former chief minister and BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa to Bengaluru, has been creating rippels among colation partners in the state. Yesterday we went to New Delhi to attend party’s two-day national executive meeting, started today.

However, in a sudden move, abstaining from the party’s crucial national executive meet, ahead of 2019 polls, he rushed back to the state. This has given suspicions among colition partners – Congress and JD(YS), that he may be in touch with few of their MLAs and on their urgent calls only he may be landed here.

As few of Congress MLAs with their ministerial ambitions are openly expressing their discontent against party leadership, the ruling parties are worrying BJP may take advantage at any time. With only eight more MLAs support, BJP is in a position to form its government in the state.

Even they are suspecting that Yeddyurappa returned state capital only to destabilise their government and form his own government. Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy went to the extent of stating that “He may have come back to change the government and take oath as Chief Minister.”

Congress MP D K Suresh also expressed such apprehensions. Chief Minister accused that the BJP was making moves to destabilise his government. “You can imagine the direction in which politics is going. They (BJP) are taking up hard, but useless exercises to destabilise the government,” he added. However, BJP sources are refuting such speculations and said only to attend some urgent family related works he was here.

 

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