BJP high command yet to formally communicate with Karnataka unit

The Delhi visit of several MPs to convince the Bharatiya Janata Party high command on the need to bring the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa back into the party has added confusion in the party State unit.

The pro and anti-Yeddyurappa camps are interpreting the outcome of the Delhi visit to suit themselves. The pro-Yeddyurappa camp claims the high command gave them a patient hearing and assured them of bringing about clarity on the issue by holding consultations with State leaders. But Mr. Yeddyurappa’s detractors said the other camp could meet only a few leaders and they were not given any promises.

An important leader in the State unit, who does not belong to either camp, said the high command was yet to formally communicate its views to the State. “However, we expect to be invited to Delhi for talks on the issue at the earliest,” he said.

Expecting talks

A prominent leader who was part of the delegation to Delhi told The Hindu that they had mainly drawn the attention of the high command on the setback that the party suffered in the Assembly elections due to Mr. Yeddyurappa parting ways. “We told them the party can improve its performance in the Lok Sabha elections by bringing him back. More importantly, we requested them to assess the situation and take a call at the earliest. The high command has agreed to this and soon they may initiate a dialogue with us,” he said.

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