KJP talk of the Belgaum session
The proposed December 9 rally of the Karnataka Janata Party of former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, which holds out a threat to the very survival of the Jagadish Shettar Government hogged the limelight of the six-day winter session of the Karnataka Legislature here today.
Development and welfare schemes of the state took a backseat as members discussed in groups about the prospects and likely strength of the regional party. Even leaders from Opposition parties were keen to know about those who are likely to exit BJP and make a beeline to KJP.
BJP state unit president and Deputy Chief Minister K S Eshwarappa today warned that those BJP legislators attended the rally would be dealt with severely. He indirectly meant that they will be expelled from the party for six years and they will not be able to contest in any elections for that period.
Speaking to reporters staunch Yeddyurappa loyalist B P Harish, who has openly expressed his support to the former despite being a BJP MLA from Harihar, said today that the BJP had no moral authority to initiate disciplinary action against the Yeddyurappa loyalist MLAs if they took part in the Haveri convention.