The BJP president's remarks assume significance as they came hours after the Karnataka CM said he will take an appropriate decision, once he receives directions from the party high command this evening, regarding his continuation in the post.
B.S Yediyurappa has proven himself to be one of the shrewdest regional leaders, and powerful enough to defy the diktats of the party high command. His recent meeting with the Lingayat seers was seen as a warning by the central leadership.
Following expansion of the Yediyurappa cabinet in Karnataka last month, loyalist veterans feel they haven’t been given their due. Now, speculation swirls that a group of unhappy MLAs plans to approach the high command.
BJP's 'Operation Lotus' gambit had paid off in Karnataka a decade ago. The phrase is once again making headlines in the state after the Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition came to power in May 2018.