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'No One Asked Me to Quit': Yediyurappa Meets Nadda, Shah; Rajnath Singh Next

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Last Updated: July 17, 2021, 14:13 IST

BS Yediyurappa had dismissed reports that the party's central leadership is actively mulling to replace him.

BS Yediyurappa had dismissed reports that the party's central leadership is actively mulling to replace him.

After meeting Amit Shah, the CM said that the home minister asked him to work hard and come back to power in the state.

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa met BJP national president JP Nadda and on Saturday dismissed rumours about his resignation saying no one asked his for his resignation and there was no discussion over leadership change in the state.

“No one asked me for my resignation. No such situation arose. There was no discussion over leadership change in the state”, Yediyurappa said after meeting JP Nadda in New Delhi.

“I’ve discussed in detail about the development of the party in the state and the country. He has given so many instructions to me. He has a good about opinion about me. I’ll work for the party and come back to power again in Karnataka,” he added.

Later, after meeting Amit Shah, the CM said that the home minister asked him to work hard and come back to power in the state. “He (Shah) asked me to work hard to come back to power in Karnataka and also we must win more seats in Lok Sabha elections,” Yediyurappa added.

The Karnataka Chief Minister will also Defence Minister Rajnath Singh before returning to Bengaluru.

Yediyurappa had also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday and discussed pending state works, including Mekedatu project across river Cauvery. The meeting came at a time political circles are abuzz with speculations of Yediyurappa being replaced as the chief minister.

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first published:July 17, 2021, 12:36 IST
last updated:July 17, 2021, 14:13 IST