New Delhi: Amid massive speculations regarding Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa’s exit, state minister Murugesh Nirani arrived in Delhi on Sunday apparently to meet BJP leaders, party sources revealed.
People who are close to Nirani, however, said that he is on a personal visit to the national capital.
Earlier, when Yediyurappa was questioned about his future, he said the he would take an appropriate decision once he receives instructions from the party high command on his continuation in the post as the Chief Minister.
“By evening once it comes, you will also get to know about it. Once it comes I will take an appropriate decision,” the 78-year-old BJP leader said in response.
The Lingayat strongman then went on to add that he will abide by the party’s call and his “lone target” would be toiling for the next two years and bringing the BJP back to power in Karnataka, where Assembly elections are scheduled to take place in 2023.
Nirani, the Minister for Mines, hails from the Lingayat community just like Yediyurappa. He is also being seen as one of candidates for the chief ministerial post along with BJP general secretary CT Ravi, Home Minister in Karanataka government Basavaraj Bommai and Union minister Pralhad Joshi.
Furthermore, over 500 Veerashaiva-Lingayat seers from different parts of Karnataka on Sunday demanded that Yediyurappa should be allowed to continue in office.