Yediyurappa battles twin trouble: A dissatisfied Belagavi unit and impatient MLAs
During his speech on July 6, ahead of tendering his resignation as the Chief Minister, HD Kumaraswamy had said in the assembly that trouble would mar the future BJP government too. Kumaraswamy’s prediction seems to be coming true as a few senior BJP leaders are unhappy about being left out of the cabinet.
On August 20, 17 BJP leaders took oath as ministers after a list was approved by the high command in New Delhi. Several MLAs including Arvind Limbavalli, Renukacharya, Balachandra Jarkiholi and veteran leader Umesh Katti were not given ministerial berths.
On Thursday, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and eight disgruntled MLAs flew to New Delhi to convince the high command that the senior leaders and those instrumental in bringing down the coalition government must be rewarded.