Karnataka crisis deepens CM submits resignation Sources

Karnataka crisis deepens CM submits resignation Sources

By: || Updated: 22 Mar 2012 11:32 AM

New Delhi:
Karnataka politics threatened to heat up further after chief minister D
Sadananda Gowda reportedly submitted his resignation to BJP president
Nitin Gadkari. According to sources, the party placed three conditions
before Yeddyurappa.

BJP wants Yeddyurappa to choose between becoming state president or chief
minister. Secondly, the party has sent a clear message to his predecessor
that he should not vie for the CM's post should the party come to power
for the second time.

Earlier in the day BS Yeddyurappa dug in his heels and met Bharatiya
Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari seeking his reinstatement after
being cleared of some corruption charges.

Both the leaders were in Delhi separately campaigning vehemently with the
national leadership of the party that reserved its final verdict. BJP
spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said Gadkari "will take an appropriate
decision" on the issue in consultation with party's central leaders. He
called upon the Karnataka leadership to "maintain strict party

Sources in the party said the BJP did not want to take a decision in a
hurry and would rather take a holistic view of the other graft cases faced
by Yeddyurappa, who hails from influential Lingayat community in the

Gowda resigns: Sources

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