Tue, 10 Jul 2012 08:32:03 GMT | By IANS

Shettar to be elected Karnataka BJP legislature party leader Tuesday

Bangalore: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators in Karnataka will Tuesday elect Jagadish Shettar as their new leader to make him the party's third chief minister in the state in four years.

Shettar to be elected Karnataka BJP legislature party leader Tuesday

"The BJP legislature party meeting has been convened here at 11 a.m. Tuesday to unanimously elect Shettar as the new leader through a resolution. The meeting will be presided over by central observers Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley," a party spokesman told IANS Monday.

A day after BJP president Nitin Gadkari announced in New Delhi Sunday that Shettar would replace incumbent Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, hectic parleys were held throughout Monday in the party state unit, with ministers, lawmakers and cadres discussing the legislature meeting and formation of the new government ,including cabinet representations.

Party state in charge Dharmendra Pradhan held discussions with leaders and legislators at the party office in the city and called on Shettar, Gowda and party general secretary Ananth Kumar for a smooth change of the government.

"Efforts are on to pass a unanimous resolution at the legislators' meeting electing Shettar as the leader to head the new government. Gowda will be requested to move the one-line resolution," the spokesman said.

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