Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:42:22 GMT | By DNA/Daily News & Analysis

Me or polls, BSY tells his bosses

Yeddyurappa's stand: BJP loses Karnataka or continue on a fresh mandate or through maintaining status quo


Yeddyurappa changes plan, returns to Bangalore

BS Yeddyurappa in no mood to let go of CM's post; he would rather face midterm polls by dissolving legislature; Santosh Hegde likely to submit his report on Tuesday

Bangalore: The Lokayukta report indicting chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and senior ministers in his cabinet may either see him continuing in his post undeterred or dissolving the legislature to call for midterm elections.

Yeddyurappa's approach now seems to be this: either the BJP loses Karnataka and its only foothold in South India or he continues on a fresh mandate or through maintaining status quo if it is conducive; but he is not willing to let a change in leadership from within the party state unit.

Sources among BJP's national leadership in Delhi confirmed to DNA on Sunday that Yeddyurappa was adamant against handing over power to anyone else in his party's state unit.

Yeddyurappa, scheduled to return to India in the early hours today from Mauritius, will not go to New Delhi -- he will instead go directly to Bangalore to hold meetings with state BJP leaders. As a last resort, if push comes to shove, Yeddyurappa is most likely to call for midterm polls after dissolving the legislature, sources said.

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