Amid reports of growing dissent against Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Basangouda Yatnal on Monday claimed that Yediyurappa will not be the CM for long. The legislator went on to add that many senior party leaders are not happy with his leadership.
While speaking at a public gathering, Yatnal said that the Chief Minister will be changed soon as most of the senior leaders in the state are not happy with BS Yediyurappa.
He also recalled that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also said the next CM will be from North Karnataka.
Referring to himself as the next CM candidate, Basangouda Yatnal said that 100 MLAs have been already elected from North Karnataka. Criticising the CM, he alleged that Yediyurappa, who he claimed is only limited to his constituency of Shivamogga, has not done anything for the people of North Karnataka.
The BJP MLA has also called out the CM for his poor handling of the severe flood situation in the northern districts of the state.
Yatnal’s comments have come a day after BS Yediyurappa exuded confidence about BJP’s victory in Sira and Rajarajeshwari Nagar Assembly by-polls, which will be held on November 3.
“We are 100 per cent sure about the victory of the BJP candidates. Our only concern is how to widen the victory margin,” said Yediyurappa.
It should be noted that during the 2018 Karnataka Assembly elections, the BJP had lost in both the Assembly constituencies.
Source: Times Now