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Karnataka crisis: Gowda in Delhi; BJP may bow to Yeddyurappa

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Mar 22, 2012 at 09:22am IST

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New Delhi: The political drama over Karnataka's political crisis carried on till late on Wednesday evening in the national capital with meetings between senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders. It remains to be seen whether Yeddyurappa will be reinstated as the Chief Minister of Karnataka.

"I have no idea. I can only tell after meeting the high command," Yeddyurappa said.

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While Yeddyurappa reached Delhi on Wednesday evening, the current Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda also arrived in the capital late on Wednesday night with Karnataka BJP chief KS Eshwarrappa. But Gowda remained confident that there won't be any change in the state leadership.

"We called our party president Nitin Gadkari and asked about the speculations. He said there was nothing of that sort and there was no question of a leadership change. In spite of that we thought it is fair on our part to come and explain him all the things in detail. There are several reasons why we lost the bypoll for Udupi-Chikmagalur. That also we will explain to the party president," Gowda said.

On being asked why Yeddyurappa appeared confident, Gowda said, "He is the right man to answer those questions. I am confident there will be no change in leadership in Karnataka for the time being."

However, if sources are to be believed the BJP leadership has bowed to the significance of Yeddyurappa and he is likely to be appointed as the chief minister again.

A section within the party wants him back after the BJP's bypoll loss from the Udupi-Chikmagalur seat.

Senior leaders LK Advani and Sushma Swaraj are opposed to the move but Yeddyurappa has BJP president Nitin Gadkari's support.

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