Yeddyurappa to meet BJP top brass Tuesday

Monday, November 22, 2010

NEW DELHI - Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who is facing allegations of favouring his kin with prime land, said here Tuesday that he will meet Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) central leadership and obey whatever decision they take.

“I have not done any mistake. I am going to meet the central leaders today (Tuesday),” Yeddyurappa told CNN-IBN.

“Whatever decision they take, I’ll obey their order,” he added.

Asked if he would resign, the chief minister said: “I don’t want to presume and don’t want to answer this question because they haven’t asked me to resign.”

On whether he has the majority with him or not, Yeddyurappa said: “Everybody is with me. The question of majority does not arise.”

Yeddyurappa, who flew in to the capital Monday evening amid speculation that he would be asked to quit over the allegations, had asserted that no one has asked him to resign. He met senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley.

Yeddyurappa is likely to meet party chief Nitin Gadkari Tuesday. Gadkari has been authorised by party senior leaders to take a final decision on Yeddyurappa’s continuance as chief minister.

He faces charges of favouring his kin with prime land in and around Bangalore. He has said his government has ordered a probe into land allotments.

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