Advani has now called Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda to Delhi to discuss the matter. A meeting of the core group of the BJP will be held in New Delhi on Saturday where the name
of Shettar as the next CM is expected to be cleared.
However, an official announcement to this effect is expected only by Monday or Tuesday, sources in the party said.
Advani had reservations about change of guard in Karnataka, but is said to have yielded to pressure from the warring Yeddyurappa camp.
Gowda on the other hand had said that he is ready to accept any decision of his party gracefully.
The new CM of Karnataka is expected to be sworn in on July 11.