BJP deputes Pradhan to take stock of political situation in Karnataka
In the backdrop of an imminent vertical split in ruling BJP in Karnataka following the rebellion by former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, the party's central leadership has deputed an emissary to take stock of the situation and make a last-ditch effort to keep the party united.
BJP National Secretary Dharmendra Pradhan, who is also in charge of party affairs in the state, arrived here today and promptly began a meeting of the top party functionaries in the state and the meeting is expected to last the entire day.
BJP state unit President K S Eshwarappa, former Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok, Legislators and other leaders are huddled in the meeting.
Mr Pradhan will hold talks with ministers and party MPs in the evening and is expected to file a report to the central leadership on the present status of the party in the only state in South where it came to power in 2008.