Is Karnataka CM Yediyurappa hinting at exit citing age factor?
As confusion shrouds regarding CM BS Yediyurapp offering to resign, dozens of mutt seers warning BJP of facing the community's wrath are being asked to cooperate and leave it to the high command. The CM said despite the age factor going against him, he was allowed to continue by central leaders and expressed his gratitude.
As BJP's two-year term under Yediyurappa completes on July 26 and rumours about his exit gains momentum, CM himself is said to have dropped a big hint about him being replaced.
While addressing the media, he stressed that the high command's decision will be his decision. He said he is thankful to the party high command for allowing him to continue as CM as BJP has set a rule to retire those above 75 years of age.
He also expressed gratitude to religious leaders for standing by him and at the same time urged them not to be involved in any kind of protest.
Mutt leaders warned the BJP of facing Lingayat community's wrath in case Yediyurappa is asked to leave.
The source says, the only factor that is going against him is his 'age' and he is 78 now. CM Yediyurappa may also take this offer as he would be avoiding the reports of him stepping down on allegations of corruption and promoting politics.
It is said that Yediyurappa reportedly mentioned that a political development might take place after July 26 soon after the completion of his two years in office. The CM also stated that he wishes to bring back BJP to power in 2023.
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