Jaitley holds discussion with BJP state leaders
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley and National Secretary Dharmendra Pradhan held discussions with State party leaders on former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa's demand to make him the State President or face the prospect of his exit from the party.
Yeddyurappa left for his home town of Shikaripura in Shimoga district last night to attend a 'pre-arranged' function, making it clear he has no interest in meeting Jaitley.
Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar met Jaitley at Hotel Ashok and discussed current situation.
State BJP President K S Eshwarappa and Deputy Chief Minister R Ashoka met the two leaders last night. Before leaving for his home district of Shimoga, Eshwarappa briefed Jaitley and Pradhan, who is in-charge of party affairs in Karnataka, about the repeated outbursts against the party by Yeddyurappa.
In recent weeks, Yeddyurappa had openly attacked the BJP central high command, even accused the party President Nitin Gadkari of not honouring his promise of making him the state party chief in no time after he quit as Chief Minister more than a year ago.