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Diet Another Day

Despite everything, Yediyurappa stays. How long will it be this time?

Diet Another Day
PTI
Diet Another Day
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Yeddy, Unsteady, Go

  • Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa is third time lucky in saving his chair despite a month-long campaign to oust him on corruption charges
  • BSY survived since he threatened to walk out with his supporters to form a regional party
  • Split the BJP high command on several issues, including on the notorious Reddy brothers
  • Played the Lingayat card, saying his sack would alienate community

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Despite the relentless opposition, the media pressure and, more importantly, the prima facie evidence of his wrongdoings splashed all over, it’s quite a mystery to many how Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa has survived. For the record, this is the third time he has staved off a threat to his chair in the 30 months he has been in power. How did he pull it off? A senior BJP leader, talking to Outlook, curiously used the word “settlement” to describe the end of the stalemate on November 24...

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