A possible leadership change in Karnataka by July 25 has been hinted at by the state’s chief minister, B S Yediyurappa. Speaking to reporters on Thursday (July 22), Yediyurappa stated that he is waiting for the party leaders’ direction on July 25 and that he will “abide by those directions.”
“Our party’s national president has placed a great deal of confidence and affection in me. On July 25, the party’s leaders will issue a directive, on the basis of which I will begin my work immediately. On the occasion of my two-year anniversary, there is a special programme. After taking part in it, I intend to follow the instructions of our national leaders “he explained.
He reiterated his goal of strengthening the party in order for it to regain control of the government. According to reports, the development comes amid speculation about his resignation, as he has been the target of a rebellion by some BJP MLAs in the state. Many political leaders, including MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, Tourism Minister CP Yogeshwar, and MLC AH Vishwanath, have expressed their opposition to Yediyurappa.
While this was going on, the BJP leader declared himself to be a “loyal worker” of the party in a tweet.
“I consider myself fortunate to be a devoted member of the BJP. It is an immense honour for me to represent the party in accordance with the highest ethical and behavioural standards. It is my sincere request that everyone adhere to party ethics and refrain from engaging in protests or indiscipline that is disrespectful and embarrassing to the party “he explained.
I am privileged to be a loyal worker of BJP. It is my utmost honour to serve the party with highest standards of ethics & behaviour. I urge everyone to act in accordance with party ethics & not indulge in protests/indiscipline that is disrespectful & embarrassing for the party.
— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) July 21, 2021
Yediyurappa is the BJP’s first and only Chief Minister in southern India, having taken over from the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition in July of this year. He has served in the position for nearly two years.