rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » News » Yeddy to skip national BJP meet, says won't join Cong

Yeddy to skip national BJP meet, says won't join Cong

Last updated on: May 19, 2012 13:44 IST

Yeddyurappa to skip national executive BJP meet

     Next

Next
Vicky Nanjappa in Bengaluru

Former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa said on Saturday that he will not participate in the national executive meet of the Bharatiya Janata Party scheduled to be held in Mumbai on May 24 and 25.

"There is political indecisiveness in the state BJP. I have decided not to participate in BJP executive meeting," Yeddyurappa said.

Yeddyurappa's decision to skip the national meet comes days after he stopped just short of quitting the BJP. He announced on Monday that he is not quitting the party, but enjoyed the support of 70 of the party's 121 MLAs.

Click NEXT to read further... 


Image: Former Karnataka CM B S Yeddyurappa


     Next

'I will NOT join the Congress'

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

The senior BJP leader also said had rejected the offer to join the Congress. Addressing the media in Bengaluru he said that there was no question of him joining the Congress or any other party. 

Karnataka Congress chief K Parameshwar had invited him to join party. "Yeddyurappa is welcome to join the Congress but would have to register as a member first," he had said.


Image: Congress supporters wave the party flag in Bengaluru
Photographs: Reuters

Prev     Next

'Ananth Kumar not allowing BJP to grow'

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Yeddyurappa took a dig at party colleague Ananth Kumar once again and said that he was not allowing anyone to grow in the BJP. He also clarified that he is neither a contender for the post of CM or the state party president.

The senior BJP leader had a fallout with the party after he was forced to quit as Karnataka CM nine months ago. He stepped down from the post after a Lokayukta report indicted him in an illegal mining scam.  


Image: BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar


Prev     Next

TOP photo features of the week

Prev     More

Click on MORE to see another set of PHOTO features...



Tags: PHOTO , MORE , TOP

Prev     More