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Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa in Delhi Today to Meet BJP Top Brass

Yediyurappa has been backed by the top leadership of the BJP in June when a section of the MLAs in the state was openly voicing their discontent against his leadership. BJP General Secretary Arun Singh had lauded his work during the second wave of Covid-19 and had said that he was the CM and will remain the CM.

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa to visit Delhi on Thursday (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will visit New Delhi on Friday (July 16) at 2 pm where he will meet the top leadership of the BJP.

During the visit, Yediyurappa will discuss several issues related to the state, especially the Mekedatu Project, which has begun a war of words with neighbouring state Tamil Nadu.

CM Yediyurappa ahead of his visit to Delhi on Friday, said that he will seek PM’s permission for pending irrigation projects in Karnataka.

“I’m going to Delhi, I’ll meet PM and other cabinet ministers, developmental issues and pending irrigation projects issue will also be discussed which are pending. I’ll also try to convince PM over those irrigation projects. PM also told that appointment will be given to meet him. I’ll come a day after tomorrow, there is no discussion over cabinet expansion, we don’t have cabinet discussion proposal, let’s see what happens in Delhi”, said Yediyurappa.

This meeting also comes amid the speculation that the CM might be changed, as for months sections of the BJP have accused the state leadership of not being efficient.

The CM has also said that there is currently no discussion on cabinet reshuffle but if the topic is brought during his visit to the national capital, it will be discussed.

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Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, who is one of the rebel MLAs, has been in the national capital for the past two days.

Patil has already met the party high command and discussed the issues that he was raising.

Due to the internal tussle, the BJP had sent National General Secretary Arun Singh to Bengaluru to talk with all the parties.

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“Yediyurappa is the CM and will remain CM. He has done good work during the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, all the ministers did a good job during the pandemic…” Singh had said to reporters on June 10.

MLAs such as Basanagowda Yatnal, Arvind Bellad, Vishwanath, Renukacharya, and Minister Yogeshwar have been voicing their discontent over the leadership of Yediyurappa and called for a change in the state.

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