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Gowda's aides to host convention to sideline BSY

April 01, 2012 17:15 IST

Even as former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa continues to play every card in the book to climb his way back to power, his arch rivals have planned on hosting a mammoth convention to facilitate Sadananda Gowda, the current chief minister of the state.

A member in the Gowda camp informed that the convention would be held in the second week of April and was aimed at appreciating the good work carried out by the CM.

"He (Gowda) has presented an excellent budget and we want to thank him," the member added.

However, this convention is aimed more at sidelining Yeddyurappa who has been holding back-to-back rallies to show that he is the real leader in the BJP. The influential Lingayat has held rallies in Tumkur, Hubli and also at Shimoga on Saturday.

Yeddyurappa's rallies have, however, not impressed the party's top bosses who have made it clear that there shall be no change in leadership in Karnataka.

Yeddyurappa would now have to wait with bated breath until April 11, the day the Supreme Court decides on whether to let the CBI probe him or not in the illegal mining case. The Central Empowerment Committee had recommended a further probe against Yeddyurappa. However, the former chief minister will contest this before the apex court.

Vicky Nanjappa in Bengaluru