Rumour mills start working as 25 BJP MLAs meet party general secy BL Santhosh

Prime News, Karnataka, Bengaluru, February 20:- Ever since he took charge as the Chief Minister of Karnataka after the fall of the coalition government, not a single day has passed peacefully for B S Yediyurappa.  That the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could form the government in the state with the help of 17 rebel MLAs from Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) is a known fact. What is seen as a major headache for him, Yediyurappa has been trying to keep his flock together but with little success.

After accommodating some of the newcomers in the cabinet, Yediyurappa is facing a new problem in the form of rebellion from within the party. Given that they have been sidelined, many disgruntled senior party leaders are up in arms against the party leadership. Many of the BJP rebels have been holding secret parleys to chalk out their next course of action. Though nothing much has emerged from their meetings so far, political pundits feel the state BJP will have more issues to tackle in the coming days.

BL Santhosh

In the latest development which is seen as quite significant, 25 BJP MLAs met the national general secretary B L Santhosh at the party office and apparently, the meeting went on till 1.30 am on Thursday. Sources said their common grouse was against Yediyurappa and his son B Y Vijayendra.

Though the details of the meeting are yet to come out in the open, a senior party functionary said it is not a good sign for the Lingayat strongman.

This Monday and Tuesday, many BJP MLAs held dinner meetings much to the chagrin of Yediyurappa. (MR)

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