Source: The New Indian Express
Bangalore: A day after the return of Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa from New Delhi, a lack of clarity has plagued BJP workers and legislators. As the party’s central leadership – including Karnataka’s general secretary Arun Singh – disagreed with speculations that Yeddyurappa’s resignation was imminent, supporters of the 78 – year – old chief minister decided to speak less and walk cautiously. Those who do not give up have slipped into silence.
Confidence in Yeddyurappa’s camp is also declining. Supporters like the MLA and his political secretary MP Renukacharya in Hodi are skeptical on the outside if Yeddyurappa is confident on the outside about completing his term. “The exit plan has already been finalized. It is not a matter of time. It is his wish that he (Yeddyurappa) will become official on the day he completes his two-year term, sooner or later in August,” a senior BJP leader said.
As the party’s senior executive-junior legislator explained, activists and leaders are confused. “Yeddyurappa’s stance has been able to bridge the gap of regional, caste and community representation. It is hard to imagine anyone else being able to do that
We are committed to what the High Command decides … but the lack of clarity affects activists because the BJP works 24X7. We can’t wait to work at the grassroots as the elections approach. But this development will dampen morale, ”said a BJP MLA, who did not want to be named. Now, all eyes are on the meeting called by Yeddyurappa on July 26. However, no official invitations have been received yet.