Yediyurappa breaks silence on CM post rumours, says there is no alternate leadership in Karnataka
BJP National General Secretary CT Ravi had on Saturday clarified that there was no plan to replace Yediyurappa and that he will complete his term in office.
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday broke his silence on rumours that he will be replaced from the post, stating that there was no alternate leadership in the state BJP unit.
The strong statement from Yediyurappa came days after his son and BJP vice president BY Vijayendra met party president JP Nadda in New Delhi after several state-level leaders made statements seeking a change of leadership in the state.
Senior BJP leaders like Karnataka Tourism Minister CP Yogeshwar, MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal and Arvind Bellad have made public attacks on Yediyurappa and calling for his exit.
However, National General Secretary CT Ravi had on Saturday clarified that there was no plan to replace Yediyurappa and that he will complete his term in office.
Refusing to be drawn into the controversy, Yediyurappa on Sunday said that he would continue as the state chief minister till the day the national high command has confidence in him.
"The day they tell me I have to quit, I will resign. I will dedicate my efforts to the welfare of the state. They gave me a chance, and I am putting my best foot forward. Rest is left to the Central leadership to decide," Yediyurappa said.
"In every state, there are alternatives available. But in Karnataka, I do not believe there are any alternatives. I will continue as Chief Minister till central leadership has trust in me," he added.