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Karnataka crisis: Yeddyurappa to meet loyalists, may announce his plans today

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May 14, 2012 at 11:22am IST

Bangalore: All eyes will be on former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Monday as he plans to raise his stakes against the party. The former Karnataka chief minister is expected to unveil his plans, a day after nine loyalists quit their ministerial berths. Yeddyurappa will meet his supporting MLAs and decide on the next step in his battle with the party. Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda and the BJP top brass have been struggling to defuse the crisis.

Just days after the Supreme Court directed the CBI to probe him in corruption cases, Yeddyurappa has upped the ante. He even embarrassed the BJP leadership by praising Congress President Sonia Gandhi and saying that the Congress was united under her leadership.

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Yeddyurappa on Sunday also accused Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda of insulting party MPs, while justifying the political crisis in the state.

Yeddyurappa may announce his plans today

The Karnataka Chief Minister and the BJP top brass are struggling to defuse the crisis after nine Yeddyurappa loyalists quit.

"Ministers and MLAs angry because they have been insulted by Sadananda Gowda. It is true a few ministers and MLAs have quit their posts and handed over the resignations to me. I'll take the decision in the appropriate time. The reason is that the Karnataka Chief Minister wrote a letter to BJP president Nitin Gadkari seeking disciplinary action against them because they were close to me," Yeddyurappa said.

He also said that for the past five months there has been no legislature party meeting. "Why is there no meeting? About nine ministers have resigned. I will take my decision in sometime."

Now his supporter are demanding that a legislature party meeting be called to discuss the leadership issue.

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