Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who agreed to resign following the party central leadership’s directions in the wake of the indictment by the Karnataka Lokayukta on illegal mining, wants to quit on his own terms.
Yeddyurappa told the BJP’s central observers Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley that his nominee should be made the next chief minister and he himself should be made state BJP president. He wants D.V. Sadananda Gowda MP to be the CM.
Supporters of Yeddyurappa, 75 MLAs, 13 MLCs, and 16 MPs , held a meeting and sent message to the BJP’s central observers about their conditions. The move is said to be to counter Ananth Kumar’s camp from getting the CM’s post.
Ministers Basavaraj Bommai and Shobha Karandlaje informed Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley that Yeddyurappa would submit his resignation once his terms and conditions are accepted.