Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has said he was ready to go by the directions of the BJP central leaders to resolve the political crisis in the State. He hoped that the stalemate would end soon.

Talking to The Hindu here late on Wednesday he said the central leadership had made it clear that there was no question of leadership change in the wake of demand made by the Reddy brothers – Revenue Minister G. Karunakara Reddy and Tourism Minister G. Janardhana Reddy.

Mr. Yeddyurappa said he was not bothered by the crisis. Asked whether he was ready to consider the other demands of the Reddy brothers if they agreed to drop their demand for his replacement, he quipped: “I will go by the directions of the party’s central leaders.”

He would be meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday to invite him to lay the foundation for a housing project for flood-affected victims.

Meanwhile, the talks throughout Wednesday produced no result for the BJP trying to find common ground between the two warring factions.

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