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Nov 22, 2010 at 01:51pm IST

Will Yeddyurappa resign after reaching Delhi?

Bangalore: After defying BJP high command's summons, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa is likely to reach Delhi on Monday evening.

Amid indications that he may be asked to step down in the wake of alleged land scams, Yeddyurappa defied party leadership's summons and instead went to Puttaparthi for Sai Baba's birthday celebrations.

Interestingly, he is likely to come to Delhi on Monday evening on the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's plane. The PM too is at Puttaparthi.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Education Minister VS Acharya told CNN-IBN that he will tell the BJP top brass that the party needs Yeddyurappa as their leader in Karnataka.

But the Opposition is kept up the pressure on the BJP. Speaking to CNN-IBN JDS leader HD Kumarswamy said the entire Karnataka cabinet should resign.

Yeddyurappa has so far struck a defiant note on quitting and cancelled his visit to Delhi on Sunday night after which he has been summoned to meet the leaders on Monday morning.

Yeddyurappa left for Puttaparthi to participate in the ongoing 85th birthday celebrations of Satya Sai Baba.

The party's core group which met in Delhi on Sunday had authorised BJP president Nitin Gadkari to take a decision on the issue of Yeddyurappa's continuance.

Sources said the leaders felt that it was becoming increasingly untenable for Yeddyurappa to continue in office at a time when the party was carrying on a campaign against the Congress-led UPA at the national level on the telecom scam.

(With PTI inputs)PAGE_BREAK

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