No leadership change in Karnataka now: Gowda-NewsX

Amid mounting pressure from B S Yeddyurapa for his reinstatement, Karnataka Chief Minister D Sadananda Gowda today said he has been assured by the BJP top brass that there would be no leadership change in the state. Gowda also indicated that the BJP defeat in the Udipi-Chikmagalur Loksabha by-poll was due to party infighting. “There is no leadership change. This issue is not there, there is no change of leadership. We will continue as it is,” he told reporters after meeting senior BJP leaders here. Asked if the party leadership had asked him to step down, he said, “That question does not arise.” On reports that top BJP leaders have reconciled to reinstating Yeddyurappa, Gowda said there is “no such direction from the Centre or Central leaders whom we met today.”

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