The Bharatiya Janata Party [ Images ] has paved the way for the appointment of Jagadish Shettar [ Images ] as the next chief minister of Karnataka [ Images ]. BJP leader L K Advani [ Images ] who had reservations about the appointment of Shettar appears to have given in to the demands made by former Karnataka CM B S Yeddyurappa [ Images ] and his camp.
Advani has now called Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda to Delhi [ Images ] 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.