BS Yediyurappa to continue as CM, says Basavaraj Bommai resting speculation over change in leadership
"Chief Minister is going to continue, he himself has said it. Our in-charge Arun Singh had also said it,” Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.
Bengaluru: Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday said that Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is going to continue in his position.
Speaking to ANI, Bommai said, "Chief Minister is going to continue, he himself has said it. Our in-charge Arun Singh had also said it. Through all these speculations and rumours they are trying to create political instability."
"Chief Minister is very strong, he is our leader and he will continue to be the Chief Minister," he added.
Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai was one of the names rumoured to be considered for the post.
With Karnataka's politics abuzz about a possible change in leadership, senior leader and state Home Minister have now come out in support of Yediyurappa.
On Tuesday, Karnataka Congress leader MB Patil applauded Yediyurappa, saying he is a tall leader from the Lingayat community and is instrumental in bringing BJP to Karnataka.
Patil said, "BS Yediyurappa is a tall leader from the Lingayat community and is instrumental in bringing BJP to Karnataka. When he went to Delhi, information was leaked about his meeting even before he met the Prime Minister."
"He was weakened. Party must respect his age. It hurts as a person of the community," he added.
Last month, BJP MLAs and ministers had demanded that Yediyurappa must step down as Chief Minister. State Tourism Minister CP Yogeshwar in a statement had said that instead of the Chief Minister, his son has been ruling and controlling the Ministries of Karnataka.
BJP MLC AH Vishwanath had also said that 80% of BJP legislators, who met the national general secretary in charge of the State Arun Singh, felt that leadership in the state should be changed.
Meanwhile, speaking on the 'Pegasus Project', Bommai said it is a misinformation campaign. "There's a conspiracy involving foreign press where these kinds of misinformation campaigns have been done against India. In the past too, many names came up regarding Swiss Bank accounts, now there are cases against its CEO," he said.
He added, "Using digital platforms, they try to destabilise different countries. Now, the eyes are set on India because India is growing stronger day by day."
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