The crisis in the BJP government in Karnataka on Tuesday refused to die down with dissidents still gunning for the removal of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.

“In the interest of BJP and the workers in Karnataka, we need a very good leadership in the state. Whatever my stand is, I am not changing,” G Janardhana Reddy, who is leading the oust Yeddyurappa campaign, told reporters after his meeting with senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj.

Observing that he had explained the position to senior party leaders including party President Rajnath Singh and others, Mr. Reddy said he was “one hundred per cent hopeful that the party will give a very good leadership in the interest of the state”.

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