Minister for Excise M.P. Renukacharya has demanded that Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda immediately convene BJP legislature party meeting.
The ongoing crisis in the BJP State unit can be resolved by convening the meeting, he said at a press conference here on Sunday.
Mr. Gowda had insulted the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa by writing a letter to the party leadership recommending disciplinary action against the Ministers loyal to the later. Some of the statements made by Mr. Gowda had hurt Mr. Yeddyurappa. All these issues need to be discussed in detail in the legislature party meeting, he said.
Mr. Renukacharya, who is among the Ministers who have submitted their resignation to Mr. Yeddyurappa, said some more Ministers might quit on Monday.
Mr. Gowda had failed to respond to the problems of Mr. Yeddyurappa's supporters, Mr. Renukacharya alleged.
To a query, he said Mr. Yeddyurappa would not leave the BJP at any cost. Mr. Yeddyurappa's supporters would not indulge in any anti-party activities, he said.
‘No need for meeting'
Tumkur Staff Correspondent writes:
BJP MLA S. Shivanna told presspersons here on Sunday that there was no need to call the legislative party meeting now.
Without taking any names, Mr. Shivanna said caste should not be used as a weapon by anyone. Ministers loyal to Mr. Yeddyurappa were indulging in blackmail tactics by submitting their resignation to the former Chief Minister, he said.
He urged the party high command to intervene at the earliest and not to succumb to the pressure tactics of some legislators. State general secretary of the BJP M.B. Nandeesh was present.
Hassan Staff Correspondent writes:
Terming the decision of some Ministers to quit as blackmail tactics, BJP MLA C.T. Ravi has appealed to the party high command not to yield to it. “No matter even if the party loses power, it should not yield to [such] blackmail politics,” he told presspersons here on Sunday.