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When directions come, I’ll stop, says Karnataka CM Yediyurappa amid exit speculations

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Amid sturdy speculations of his exit from the chief minister’s workplace, Karnataka’s BS Yediyurappa on Thursday hinted at stepping down because the state CM after 26 July, when his authorities completes two years. However, the Karnataka chief minister asserted that he would obey his get together BJP.

Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, CM Yediyurappa stated, “There is an event on July 26 on completion of two years of our govt here. After this, I will follow whatever JP Nadda will decide.”

The 78-year-old stated “till now” he had not been requested to resign. “When the directions come, I’ll quit and work for the party. I’ve not recommended any name. The party high command has not said anything to me. Let’s see what will happen after July 26,” Yediyurappa added.

“It is my duty to bring back BJP to power. I urge party workers and seers to cooperate,” he additional stated.

CM Yediyurappa was initially scheduled to attend a legislature get together assembly on 26 July and maintain a lunch with MLAs on 25 July, however the programmes have now been rescheduled.

‘Privileged to be a loyal employee of BJP’

Earlier on Wednesday, CM Yediyurappa had stated that he’s privileged to be a “loyal worker of BJP”.

He additionally urged his followers to not “indulge in protests and indiscipline that is disrespectful and embarrassing for the party”.

“I am privileged to be a loyal worker of BJP. It is my utmost honour to serve the party with the highest standards of ethics and behaviour. I urge everyone to act in accordance with party ethics and not indulge in protests /indiscipline that is disrespectful and embarrassing for the party,” he stated in a Tweet.

The Lingayat strongman had visited the nationwide capital final week, assembly Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and get together chief JP Nadda.

His journey to Delhi had raised questions in some quarters if the get together is now understanding a succession plan.

On his return from the Capital, CM Yediyurappa had, nevertheless, rubbished talks in some quarters that he’s on the best way out and asserted that the central management has requested him to proceed within the submit.

Noting that it’s his responsibility to strengthen and convey the get together to energy, Yediyurappa has requested BJP staff to not be beneath any confusion and cooperate with him.

“No one should give any statements in my favour or indulge in any kind of protest. It is not appropriate, I appeal for cooperation, without indulging in such things,” the Karnataka CM added.

Support has continued to pour in for Yediyurappa from Mutts, pontiffs, political leaders throughout the get together line, amid speculations that his exit was on the playing cards.

Leaders and pontiffs, particularly from the Veerashaiva-Lingayat neighborhood, additionally All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha have declared help to Yediyurappa and have urged for his continuation because the Chief Minister, whereas additionally warning “bad consequences” for the BJP if he’s changed.

Hundreds of pontiffs belonging to varied communities have blessed me and have prolonged their help, CM Yediyurappa stated, “I cannot forget this throughout my life. No one has got such support in the past…with their blessing, I will function according to the decision of the high command.”

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