Bommai says BSY will continue as CM as Lingayat seers extend support


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Bengaluru, Jul 21: Home and Law Minister Basavaraj Bommai, one of the contenders in the race for the Chief Minister’s post in the event of change of leadership in the State, made it clear that Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa will continue to stay in office and there will not be any change of leadership in Karnataka.

Bommai, who belongs to the politically powerful Lingayat community considered the stronghold of the ruling BJP, told reporters in Bengaluru on Wednesday, dismissed the rumours and speculation over change in leadership as nothing but an attempt to create political instability in the State.

“Yediyurappa is a trusted leader and has proved himself as an able administrator besides being a workhorse. There is no question of changing the Chief Minister,’’ he said.

It is learnt that the Chief Minister, who had decided to convene the BJP legislature party meeting on July 26 to mark the second anniversary of his chief ministership, has cancelled the meeting.

However, the Chief Minister will be hosting a dinner to the BJP legislators on July 25. He is also scheduled to host a dinner or lunch for the senior officials and his staff.

Lingayat Seers Extend Support

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister, who has been reportedly advised by the party high command, especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah as well as BJP National President J P Nadda to step down so as to enable a younger person to take over as the State’s chief minister to lead the party in the assembly polls due in 2023 and also lead in the 2024 lok sabha polls in view of his age being 78, is quietly building up pressure on the BJP national leadership against unseating him.

A large contingent of Swamijis of the powerful Lingayat community from different districts called on the Chief Minister on Tuesday and another batch of Lingayats pontiffs called on him at his official residence Cauvery expressing their total support to Yediyurappa. They are understood to have issued a subtle warning that the community will not take any attempt to destabilise him as he is the unquestioned leader of the community.

In fact, senior Congress leaders from the Lingayat community such as M B Patil and Shamanur Shivashankarappa have also publicly indicated that the BJP will be wiped out in the State if Yediyurappa was forced to quit.

It remains to be seen whether the BJP high command will show the courage to show the door to Yediyurappa against his wishes.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Sunil, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 22 2021

    There is a good manager required to Manage thr state and state has more than only seers and lingayats....CM should be able to manage all affairs.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 22 2021

    BSY is CM of Karnataka or only for lingayats ?

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Jul 22 2021

    ಬನಿಯಾ ಜನರ ಪಕ್ಷ is having taste of its own medicine... since 2014, Indian politics is centered on religion... now they are at the receiving end from these mutt chieftains...

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Who is Bommai, is he more powerful than Modi, Shah and Nadda, when the trio high command have come to the decision that yeddy has to go than Bommai or sommai can't stop it and if Bommai acts smart high command will give Bommai marching orders.

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    What is the business of religious leaders in politics??? Why do we mix religion with politics? This is the hallmark of Current politics which dangerous for a democracy.

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  • Gurka, mangaluru

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    What a pity ! people at the mercy of SWAMIJI ! or BJP at the mercy of Swamiji ! its doesn't blend well in POLITICS ! Then it will loose the credibility as secularism whereas we are one as diversified nation which you cant find elsewhere in the world !!

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    God is great... Jai ho Yeddi ji Jai ho BJP

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  • PRAVEEN HEGDE, MANGALORE

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    IF BJP HIGH COMMAND FULLFIIL THE DEMAND OF SWAMIJIS THEN THIS TYPE OF AGITATION WILL CONTINUE IN FUTURE. WE HAVE TO SEE BJP HIGH COMMAND WILL BECOME PUPET ON SWAMIJIS GROUP. REMEBER ALL LINGAYAT COMMUNITY IS NOT SUPPORTING BJP IN KARNATAKA. THERE ARE MANY LIGAYAT ARE SUPPORTERS OF JDS AND CONGRESS.

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    BJP ki ya tho balatkar, congi ki ya tho chamatkar..

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  • Joe, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    BSY is the tallest leader of BJP in Karnataka, the central leadership clearly know that without him BJP is finished in Karnataka, he has good relationship with JDS and congress leaders, only few BJP leaders in state who are aspiring to be the CM are conspiring against him.

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    If CM BSY was removed then whole of Lingayat community will fight for seperate religion n state too. Just watch Both Gujjus have invited the problem

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  • PRAVEEN HEGDE, MANGALORE

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    HOW MANY CRORES PUBLIC MONEY BSY MAY PAID TO THESE SWAMIJI'S FOR THEIR SUPPORT. REMEMBER ALWAYS " MONEY MAKE SOUND"

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Seers are for supporting politicians or they are meant for something else.......!!!!!!????????

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  • PRAVEEN HEGDE, MANGALORE

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    WE ARE IN FULL CONFUSSION . WHETHER BSY WILL TEACH LESSION TO MODI OR VISE VERSA ??

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    PRAVEEN HEGDE, MANGALORE, Your comments make sense. Good one.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    baniya people are timid and backstage operators... they can never tackle or handle people with good leadership abilities... they want a dummy and yesman here... but so far not successful....

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  • Sameer, Riyadh

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Nataka of Karnataka. 5 years only this drama goes on. The last stable and good government we saw in Karnataka was when SM Krishna was the CM.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Message is loud and clear... Jokara gang is again going to fail in their effort.... I fully support Shriman BSYji... for defying spineless central leaders....

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Are you PM to decide ?

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