BENGALURU: Senior Karnataka BJP leader B S Yediyurappa left for New Delhi on Sunday. He will meet party national president J P Nadda around 3 pm and may stay overnight in Delhi. The BJP top brass is expected to discuss the appointment of a new state president and opposition leader with Yediyurappa.
Speaking to media persons before leaving for Kempegowda Airport, Yediyurappa said, “The BJP national president asked me to visit Delhi, I don’t know what the matter is. There is a state-wide protest organised by the BJP tomorrow. So, if possible, I will return in the evening, or I will return tomorrow”.
He further said, ‘I have no idea what the high command will discuss. I don’t know what is on their minds. Responding to a query on some people who have met him seeking positions, Yediyurappa said, “Everyone will ask everything, but I have no relation to it. The national leaders will take a decision on it”.
Earlier, the BJP legislature party was scheduled to meet today in Bengaluru to pick the Opposition leader ahead of the start of the budget session of the Assembly. Union minister and party election in-charge Dharmendra Pradhan and party general secretary in charge of Karnataka, Arun Singh, were also expected to take part in the meeting.
However, the legislature party meeting was put off to Monday after Yediyurappa was summoned to Delhi on Sunday.