Belagavi: At an event to distribute food kits in Belagavi in north Karnataka, Lingayat strongman, former minister and eight-time MLA Umesh Katti has openly said he does not want any minister in the BS Yediyurappa's Cabinet, rather he aspires to be the chief minister of Karnataka. 

As per reports, BJP leader Katti was quoted saying on Monday (June 22), "I have no desire to become a minister. I have been elected to the Karnataka Assembly eight times. I am capable to hold the helm of affairs of the state."

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It is said, Katti along with other leaders like his brother and former MP Ramesh Katti, former minister Murugesh Nirani, former Union minister Basvanagowda Patil Yatnal, and former ministers CP Yogishwar, Rajugowda held meeting at an undisclosed location allegedly to revolt against Yediyurppa's leadership. 

According to reports, Yogishwar, Ramesh Katti wanted to be ministers in the present government and had expressed their desire to enter the Legislative Council. However, it was turned down as the BJP chose to rope in grassroot workers.