Sunday, July 1, 2012

Karnataka: Gowda to stay, say sources; ministers withdraw resignations

Rohit Dhyani: Nine rebel Karnataka BJP ministers, who had handed their resignation letters on Friday, have withdrawn them this morning.

Sources said the ministers, loyal to former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, relented after being assured that the party leadership would look into their demands.
These leaders want Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda to be replaced with Lingayat leader Jagdish Shettar, who is one of the nine ministers who had given resignation letters.
Mr Gowda in Delhi to attend the marriage reception of BJP president Nitin Gadkari's youngest son.