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Updated: July 7, 2012 12:35 IST

BJP core group to deliberate on Karnataka situation

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(From right) Karnataka Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar, BJP general secretary and incharge of Karnataka, Dharmendra Pradhan, Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda and Energy Minister K. S. Eshwarappa after meeting party president Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi. File p hoto
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(From right) Karnataka Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar, BJP general secretary and incharge of Karnataka, Dharmendra Pradhan, Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda and Energy Minister K. S. Eshwarappa after meeting party president Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi. File p hoto

The Bharatiya Janata Party core group will meet on Saturday to take a decision on replacing Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda with Lingayat leader Jagadish Shettar and finalise the strategy for the vice-presidential election.

BJP president Nitin Gadkari has convened the meeting of the party’s core group to take a final decision on making Mr. Shettar as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka.

Mr. Shettar, who is the Rural Development Minister, is B S Yeddyurappa’s choice for the top post in the state.

The party is also likely to appoint a Deputy Chief Minister to placate other senior party leaders representing different communities of Karnataka.

The names of Minister R Ashok and Karnataka BJP chief K S Eshwarappa are doing the rounds for the post of Deputy Chief Minister.

The Vice Presidential election will also be discussed by the Core Group.

Sources said since the Opposition lacks the numbers, the party may decide not to field a candidate and instead support a candidate put up by one of its allies or a non-Congress party.

The issues related to the Presidential poll, including the office of profit issue involving UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee, will also be discussed at the meeting.

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The great character of Shri Sadanand Gowda, he is a great gentleman
,upright, very honest ,very likable person with a very charming and
contagious smile ,he could get along with every person big or small
general public and politicians from all parties.

A great Loss to the BJP as a CM of this wonderful state. The BJP would
have done well with Shri S.Gowda was left as the CM.

We all hope the new CM will be able to do a better job to hold his
post and party together till the next election.

With best wishes to Shri Sadananda Gowda.

from:  Dr. Ramlaxman Veer.MD
Posted on: Jul 8, 2012 at 21:50 IST
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