New Delhi/Bangalore, Mar 20 (ANI): As the political crisis in Karnataka deepened further, former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's son B. Y. Vijayendra on Tuesday said he is optimistic that the central leadership would stick to its word and reinstate his father to the top post.
"We are urging high command to keep its word and act immediately to solve the crisis in Karnataka. We discussed with central leaders. They are thinking positively and I think by today afternoon or evening we will get positive response," said Vijayendra.
Meanwhile, the leader of opposition in Karnataka legislative assembly, Siddaramaiah, demanded that Governor should recommend to the Central Government the imposition of President's rule in the state.
"Government of India should intervene and Governor of Karnataka should recommend for the dissolution of the House and also dismissal of the government. This is because 60 according to the followers of Mr. Yeddyurappa they claim that 62 MLAs are in ...let me say that all the 62 MLA they are against Sadanand Gowda," said Siddaramaiah.
"They have lost the confidence in the leadership of Sadanand Gowda that means government has been reduced to a minority and there is a constitutional crisis. He can't present the budget tomorrow. Well if this be the case, it is better Sadanand Gowda should resign," he added.
Moreover, Yeddyurappa, who had earlier expressed hope that the BJP High Command will take some steps to keep their promise, has refused to come to New Delhi for a meeting with the central leadership.
Yeddyurappa has, however, remained adamant and refused to leave Bangalore. His loyalists want the BJP top brass hold the meeting in Bangalore.
The BJP central leadership had promised to depute an emissary after the current budget session to resolve the crisis.The BJP central leadership had forced Yeddyurappa to quit in July 2011 after he was indicted by the Lokayukta report on illegal mining.Former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde's inquiry into mining graft in Karnataka had accused Yeddyurappa and other key officials for causing a loss of at least 160 billion rupees to the state exchequer between 2006 and 2010.Yeddyurappa tendered his resignation on July 31 to Karnataka Governor Hansraj Bhardwaj, following allegations of corruption. (ANI)
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