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BJP legislators supporting Yeddy will be dealt firmly: S Gowda

Posted on Dec 06, 08:24PM | UNI

Former chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda today said disciplinary action would be initiated against MLAs, MPs and MLCs who participate in the convention of Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) to be held in Haveri on December 9.

Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa who quit BJP to launch KJP after being denied the top post by the party bosses, is holding the KJP convention in an apparent show of strength and claims the support of nearly 70 MLAs, MLCs and MPs.

The Yeddyurappa loyalists have virtually ignored the BJP warnings that they will face disciplinary action if they openly support the rebel leader.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of Legislative Council Mr Gowda said that BJP had asked its legislators not to attend the KJP meet and expressed confidence that none of them would go to Haveri on December 9.

"The party has told them that if they identify with KJP after being elected on BJP symbol, they will be severely dealt with. My party will not compromise on this issue in any manner and it will not tolerate indiscipline," he warned.