BJP asks Gowda to pave way for Shettar

In a bid to diffuse the never-ending crisis of Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP] in Karnataka, central BJP leaders met the Karnataka chief minister and dissident camp on Tuesday in Delhi. Sources say that in the meeting, it was conveyed to Sadananda Gowda that he will have to step down in order to diffuse the crisis. It is believed that in all likelihood Rural Development minister of Karnataka Jagadish Shettar will be appointed as the next CM. His name was proposed up by Yeddyurappa.

The meeting was attended by BJP president Nitin Gadkari along with General Secretary in charge of Karnatak Dharmendra Pradahan.The state leaders who attended the meeting were BJP president Karnataka K S Eshwarappa, Jagadish Shettar and Gowda. The chief minister who was supposed to stay in the capital for two days, left for Bangalore soon after the meeting.

Pradhan said that views of both the camps were taken into account in the meeting,'We are moving towards a solution and the decision will be within the party frame,' said Pradhan. The state unit president Eshwarappa said the party is hopeful of finding a solution to the current crisis and said that any decision taken by the Parliamentary board will be acceptable and binding on both the factions. He added that differences within the party will be sorted out.

The nine cabinet ministers in Karnataka, who had resigned earlier had withdrawn their resignation letters, after they were promised that their demand for making Shettar the Chief Minister would be met.
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