Karnataka 2018

Pacifying Yeddyurappa, a tough task

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The BJP seems to be having a tough time pacifying its chief ministerial candidate B.S. Yeddyurappa, who is said to be angry after his son Vijayendra was denied ticket from Varuna. He is reported to have expressed his displeasure to BJP national president Amit Shah in Bengaluru on Friday, in a short 10-minute meeting, after which he left for Hassan.

‘Nothing said earlier’

“More than the denial of ticket, what has upset him is the way it was played out. Mr. Shah had visited the State half a dozen times, even to Mysuru once, since Vijayendra started campaigning in Varuna. At that point, nothing was said about him being denied ticket,” a source close to him said.

Mr. Amit Shah also held a meeting with senior BJP leaders B.L. Santosh, Ananth Kumar and P. Muralidhar Rao early on Friday, where he took them to task for infighting, sources said. Mr. Yeddyurappa was not part of this meeting.

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