Mangaluru: Speaking to press persons after the State executive and core committee meetings in Mangaluru, Karnataka state BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel, said that he has information that a decision to remove Siddaramaiah from the post of the leader of the opposition in the assembly has been taken.

Nalin Kumar Kateel added that the removal of Siddaramaiah from the post will happen within one and half months.

Nalin Kateel said that the Congress leader and the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Siddaramaiah is struggling to retain his relevance and existence in the Congress. Hence, he has been targeting the BJP daily by issuing one irresponsible statement or the other.

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Nalin asserted that Yediyurappa will complete his remaining term of 2.5 years as Chief Minister without any hitch.

"Congress leaders Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar are engaged in frequent frictions. As such, the legislators of their party have become disoriented. As many as 15 such legislators are in constant touch with us. They have been knocking at the doors of the BJP. The DJ Halli riot is testimony to the feud between Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah. MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy has been a supporter of Siddaramaiah. Sampath Raj is the supporter of DK Shivakumar” Nalin stated.

Nalin claimed that DK Shivakumar in Sira constituency and Siddaramaiah in Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency have secretly supported the BJP candidates.