Bharatiya Janata Party central leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Saturday desisted from stating the party central unit’s stand on taking back the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa into the party fold.

State leaders of the BJP had recently declared that the State unit did not have any objection to take back Mr. Yeddyurappa into the party and that the ball was in the high command’s court.

At a press conference here, Dr. Joshi avoided any direct reply to queries related to the issue. He only said a decision on the issue would be taken depending on the political situation.

“If a proposal has been made by Mr. Yeddyurappa for supporting the NDA, then a decision in this regard will be made by the NDA when it meets. As of now, the NDA is yet to meet.”

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Mr. Joshi accused the UPA government of surrendering the country’s sovereignty with respect to nuclear liability to U.S. agencies by trying to delete a provision in the Nuclear Liability Bill that had made the suppliers of nuclear reactors liable for any damages. He said the UPA government was determined to support U.S. companies at the cost of the Indian people’s interests.

‘Decision on Yeddyurappa will be taken depending on the political situation’

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