Dissident BJP leader in Karnataka, Janardhana Reddy, on Saturday maintained that there was no change in their demand for change of leadership and expressed hope that the party would take a “good” decision in a day or two.
“In the interest of the party, betterment of the State and in the interest of BJP workers, I am confident that the party high command will take a right, correct and a good decision,” Mr. Janardhana Reddy, who is spearheading the campaign for the removal of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa told reporters here.
Mr. Janardhana Reddy, who arrived here from Hyderabad on Saturday morning after a series of meetings with BJP central leadership in Delhi, dismissed talk of any compromise formula to resolve the crisis.
“We are not aware of any formula. I don’t know anything about it,” he said on reports from Delhi that a compromise formula was being worked out to resolve the crisis.
To a question about the Chief Minister’s claim that the crisis has been resolved, he said that they have placed the demands before the high command.
“We hope the party leaders will give a good leadership to Karnataka. I am 100 per cent sure they will take a good decision in this regard,” he said.
Mr. Janardhana Reddy said that he had conveyed the grievances of the dissident camp to the Central party leaders.
“From the beginning we have told the party leaders Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu, Ananth Kumar and Arun Jaitley about the problems faced by MLAs and these leaders have communicated it to Rajnath Singh and Advani”, he said.
Asked if they were blackmailing the high command and if they were ready for elections, he said “No. We have faith in God.”
Mr. Janardhana Reddy criticised the Chief Minister saying he tried to block their plans for construction of 10,000 houses in Gadag and 15,000 houses in Bellary for the flood affected people, fearing their popularity.
Sixty officials, including the Divisional Commissioner who was doing a good work, were transferred from the two districts to create a fear psychosis among officials, he alleged.