Here are the top ten reasons why Yediyurappa may have been shown the exit door ahead of a crucial assembly poll in 2023.
1. BJP as an organisation was getting beholden to Yediyurappa in Karnataka, which wasn’t acceptable to party high command.
2. Seriousness of corruption allegations against Yediyurappa was forcing the hands of PM Modi, known to have a no-nonsense approach towards corruption.
3. Yediyurappa’s desire to get a ‘milky position’ for his son wasn’t acceptable to Delhi high command.
4. Yediyurappa’s image as the tallest lingayat leader in Karnataka was beginning to get a bit eroded, his last-ditch effort to get backing of prominent lingayat Maths didn’t change course of his political trajectory.
5. Modi -Shah duo keen to bring in a generation of new leaders within BJP.
6. From Uttarakhand to Karnataka to Chattisgarh, the focus is on bringing in new leaders who don’t have the baggage of past.
7. As long as Arun Jaitley was alive, Yediyurappa could use him to arm-twist the Centre.
8. Yediyurappa has been given an honourable exit, so he won’t be at logger-heads with the centre.
9. The fact that Congress leaders in Karnataka were beginning to support Yediyurappa has annoyed the party bosses at the Centre.
10. Yediyurappa would be lucky to get a gubernatorial position in some other state.