Fresh tension between the party leadership forces the party o cancel the second day of ‘Chintan Manthan as party president Nitin Gadkari said there is not likely to be any change in the present hierarchical set up.
Ruling BJP in Karnataka on Friday decided to curtail its two-day brain storming session by a day in the backdrop of heightened power struggle set off by its state strong man B S Yeddyurappa,who has set February 27 as the deadline for his reinstatement as the chief minister.
The ‘chintan manthan’ would take place. Only today and tomorrow’s deliberations have been cancelled,state BJP spokesman C T Ravi said that the move was prompted by the aggressive stand taken by Yeddyurappa.
Ravi,however,sought to play down the cancellation of the second day proceedings saying the decision was taken to devote attention to the March 18 bypoll to Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha constituency,which Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda had vacated.
According to the party sources,the day-long session that began at a private resort is likely to be a brief affair and could wind up after its national president Nitin Gadkari’s address.
Earlier,state unit BJP president K S Eswarappa said there were ‘minor’ differences which were quite normal in any party. Gadkari would make efforts to resolve the differences,he said.
The BJP president,who had a meeting with Yeddyurappa in the morning,has ruled out any change in the leadership of Gowda amidst signs that the crisis might worsen.