Bengaluru: Karnataka BJP in-charge Arun Singh who is on a state visit, arrived at Kumara Krupa Guest House in Bengaluru, to hold meetings with state ministers Umesh Katti, KC Narayana Gowda, Shashikala Jolle, and Kota Srinivas Poojary.
The state party in charge reached Karnataka Yesterday, amid speculation of resentment among BJP MLAs in the state, against the Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa-led government.
On Wednesday, Singh claimed that there are no differences between party members and the Bharatiya Janata Party stands united.
Addressing reporters, Singh said, “There are no differences in the party and we are united. Commendable work is being done under Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa’s leadership.” A meeting of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, state BJP in-charge Arun Singh, and other state ministers were held at the party’s state office, on Wednesday.
“This meeting was only to strengthen the party, to promote good governance and schemes of the central government to the ground-level. Nothing else was discussed,” he added during a press meet in Bengaluru.
Arun Singh will also hold a core committee meeting of the party on June 18.
Singh on June 10 said that there were no plans to remove BS Yediyurappa as the Chief Minister of Karnataka after reports emerged that the BJP high-command may be looking to replace him.
On June 12, a day after BJP national general secretary and Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh ruled out his replacement, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday asserted that he will continue to be the chief minister for the next two years and work for the development of the state.
“Our state in-charge Arun Singh himself has said that Yediyurappa is the Chief Minister for the next two years. I will try to do my best work in the remaining two years. No need to speculate. I promise to continue working as the Chief Minister for the next two years,” Yediyurappa told reporters here.
(With inputs from ANI)