Yeddyurappa had last month sought discharge from a Rs 40 crore bribery and corruption case.
Yeddyurappa was reportedly by Modi told not to lobby for posts and to work for strengthening the party instead.
The Lingayat strongman is facing graft cases that would put paid to his chances of getting a ministerial berth until he was cleared of the charges.
The third politician whose elevation to the LS will necessitate a bypoll is BJP’s B Sreeramulu.
Former CM B S Yeddyurappa and senior BJP leader H N Ananth Kumar were among those who met the Modi.
Sources said the expectation is that Karnataka would get around two ministerial positions – one of Cabinet rank and another of minister of state.
The Karnataka BJP expects around two ministerial positions — one of Cabinet rank and a minister of state
“We are responsible for delivering the elections for Congress. However, the question of a change in the state leadership does not arise,” G Parameshwar said
Geetha has been fielded against Lingayat strongman and former BJP chief minister B S Yeddyurappa for the Shimoga seat.
Does Yeddyurappa’s return mean big gains for BJP?
Rahul referred to the reinduction of tainted former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa into the BJP.
Are they blind when they stand by people like B S Yeddyurappa in Karnataka, said Rahul Gandhi.
Serves 2-day ultimatum to BSY to ensure Bidar ticket
Daughter-in-law of Kannada cultural icon Dr Rajkumar, is set to make her political debut in a region dominated by her socialist father for three decades before his death.
Karnataka z BSY threatens to withdraw own candidature if BJP doesn’t meet his demand