Destiny of Defectors Cling in Stability Over Yediyurappa’s Exit Rumours

The Congress legislature get together chief within the Karnataka Meeting, Siddaramaiah, has reiterated that not one of the turncoat MLAs will probably be reinducted into the get together. The assertion comes at a time when BJP within the State is taking a look at a attainable management change and the destiny of 17 MLAs who defected to the BJP hangs in stability.

“No approach we’ll take them again who went to BJP. Who stated they’re coming again? I don’t know. On the ground of the home I made an announcement, for any cause they received’t be taken again,” he stated.

The Yediyurappa-led BJP govt completes two years in energy on July 26, and he has stated that he’s within the Chief Minister seat solely so long as the get together excessive command needs it.

Following the assertion on Friday, a number of turncoat MLAs who at the moment are ministers within the Yediyurappa Cupboard huddled on the latter’s chamber. Minister Okay Sudhakar, Shivaram Hebbar, Somashekhar, MTB Nagaraj, Byrathi Basavaraj, BC Patil went to his chamber with a letter every of their arms.

“Few of us ministers met the Chief Minister, we additionally sought clarification concerning the assertion that he made to the media. He has sought our cooperation to carry the get together again to energy in 2023. If want be we’ll meet our get together leaders,” stated Sudhakar after the assembly.

The BJP which was the one largest get together following the Meeting elections in 2018 couldn’t kind the federal government because it was wanting the bulk. The Congress and JDS got here to energy as a coalition. However a yr later, 13 MLAs from Congress and three MLAs from the JDS defected which led to the autumn of the coalition authorities. The BJP got here to energy with their assist and BS Yediyurappa was sworn in as Chief Minister on July 26, 2019.

Earlier this month too, Siddaramaiah had made an identical assertion after KPCC President DK Shivakumar stated anybody together with the seventeen MLAs can be a part of the Congress.

The political tussle over who will succeed BS Yediyurappa continues at the same time as it’s turning into clearer {that a} seek for a successor is in full swing. Whereas many aspirants are there within the get together, the get together excessive command is weighing caste break-up, the regional stability of leaders and strategising with different calculations holding in thoughts the Meeting elections two years away.

Whereas Yediyurappas loyalists R Ashok, the Income Minister from the Vokkaliha neighborhood, and Basavaraj Bommai, the Residence Minister from the Lingayat neighborhood, have his assist, others are additionally lobbying for the put up. Among the many entrance runners are Murugesh Nirani, the Lingayat minister from north Karnataka, and Arvind Bellad, one other Lingayat MLA who’s a younger Turk of the get together, and some different names together with nationwide basic secretary C T Ravi whose names are being bandied about.

(With inputs from Deepa Balakrishnan)

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