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Will He Stay, Will He Go: The Long, Uncertain Wait For Yediyurappa

The BSY affair is a bit like the ‘tiger is coming’ proverb in reverse. He has been ‘going’ for a while but is still there. But is he really going to go this time?

Will He Stay, Will He Go: The Long, Uncertain Wait For Yediyurappa
Will He Stay, Will He Go: The Long, Uncertain Wait For Yediyurappa
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2021-08-02T22:28:22+05:30

The on-and-off buzz in Karnataka is heard again. Is B.S. Yediyurappa going? Speculation swirled recently about some ‘axction’ on that front ever since the chief minister’s Delhi visit (in pic with Amit Shah). Not that there’s been any official acknowledgement. Yediyurappa brushed aside talk about his resignation, saying he had a fruitful meeting with the BJP top brass, and that he would be back in the capital next month, that his focus is on ensuring the party returns to power in Karnataka in the elections due in less than two years. Still, there’s enough to keep political circles excited. Early this week, an apocryphal audio clip about a revamp in Karnataka did the rounds. The state BJP president, Nalin Kumar Kateel, purportedly the person speaking in the clip, called it fake and asked for a probe.

But by then, local TV channels were discussing the probable contenders for the top post—at least seven of them. Yet, political analysts have long pointed out that choosing a successor in Karnataka would likely be a tricky affair...

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