Even as Veerashaiva-Lingayat seers continue to make a beeline for the Chief Minister’s residence to categorical support, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, who’s learnt to have expressed willingness to resign throughout his current journey to New Delhi, has been sending mixed signals to the celebration over the past two days.
Amidst speculations that the legislature celebration assembly he had earlier referred to as on July 26, the second anniversary of the federal government, may turn into a platform for his exit, the Chief Minister cancelled not solely the meet, but in addition a dinner for MLAs on its eve. This is being seen as the Chief Minister’s try to purchase time.
More than 100 Veerashaiva-Lingayat seers expressed their unconditional support to the Chief Minister on Wednesday, outstanding amongst them Siddalinga Swami of Siddaganga Mutt, Tumakuru. “We wish the Chief Minister completes his full term, as during his previous stint he had to resign midway. The seers unequivocally support his continuation,” mentioned Siddalinga Swami, who met the Chief Minister at his residence.
Several different seers even threatened the BJP excessive command of the neighborhood’s ire in opposition to the celebration in the event that they changed Mr. Yediyurappa. Sangana Basava Swami of Kottur Veerashaiva Shivayoga Mandir noticed in it an RSS conspiracy. “In Maharashtra, Marathas brought the BJP to power but the party installed a Brahmin as the Chief Minister. We suspect the same pattern may repeat in the State.”
The mobilisation of support for Mr. Yediyurappa from Veerashaiva-Lingayat seers and the All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha, reducing throughout celebration strains, is learnt to have made the celebration management anxious. “The Lingayat vote base is key for the party’s prospects in the State and it is not ready to antagonise the community. The party wants to effect generational change in a peaceful manner and give Mr. Yediyurappa an honourable exit,” a senior chief of the celebration mentioned. However, the Chief Minister appears to be sending out mixed signals to each the neighborhood and the celebration, not revealing what he has up his sleeve, a senior celebration strategist mentioned.
A supply shut to Mr. Yediyurappa mentioned that even to these shut to him, it was not clear what was on his thoughts — whether or not he wished to continue in workplace or he was making an attempt to negotiate modalities of exit, such as the following selection of Chief Minister and political position for his sons.