Bengaluru, June 1 : Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday downplayed reports of dissidence in the ruling party, saying he was "too busy with work".
"I am busy with development works of the state and fighting Covid, that's why I have decided not to bother about such developments," said Yediyurappa on the sidelines of an event to mark the first anniversary of Narendra Modi government at the centre, through a press conference.
He also clarified that he will not even issue a statement about the same.
Yediyurappa's downplaying dissidence assumes significance following some north Karnataka MLAs meeting over dinner and reportedly discussing about exerting pressure on him for posts.
Among the leaders who met over dinner included Umesh V. Katti, Chitradurga MLA G. H. Thippareddy and Vijayapura MLA Basangouda Patil Yatnal.
Meanwhile, the chief minister heaped praise on Modi for completing a year in office in his second term as Prime Minister.
Yediyurappa listed several actions Modi took in the last one year such as terminating the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, banning triple talaq, amending the citizenship act, the Ayushman Bharat scheme and several others as achievements.
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