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Yeddyurappa loyalists launch signature campaign

Party MLAs are pressing their demand for a 'suitable position' for their leader.

Written by Agencies | Bangalore | Published: February 2, 2012 4:29:38 pm

Seeking to mount pressure on the BJP central leadership,a group of party MLAs loyal to former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa today launched a signature campaign to press their demand for a ‘suitable position’ for their leader.

An MLA,leading the campaign coming in the backdrop of the party high command cold shouldering Yeddyurappa’s demand,claimed about 25 legislators had already signed the memorandum.

The leader refusing to be identified said,MLAs loyal to Yeddyurappa would meet here on February 8 and later lead a delegation to BJP President Nitin Gadkari to present their memorandum.

The Yeddyurappa loyalists wanted the BJP leadership to convene a legislature party meet and seek the opinion of MLAs on the issue of who should lead the party in the next year Assembly elections.

Yeddyurappa had set two deadlines so far to the party high command to concede his demand for a “position”,but the BJP had ignored them.

The saffron party high command,according to BJP sources,had told Yeddyurappa that it would consider his demand after he comes clean in the corruption cases against him.

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