10 BJP ministers, 50 legislators support me: Yeddyurappa

10 BJP ministers, 50 legislators support me: YeddyurappaHaveri (Karnataka), Dec 8 : Former BJP Karnataka chief minister B. S. Yeddyurappa Saturday asserted that around 10 BJP ministers and 50 legislators in the state were with him.

His claim came just hours after BJP struck at two of his supporters in the party. Cooperation minister B. J. Puttaswamy was sacked from the cabinet while G. S. Basavaraj, Lok Sabha member from Tumkur, about 70km from Bangalore, was suspended from the party.

"The BJP should realise that it is running a coalition government (in Karnataka) with my supporters. Around 10 (BJP) ministers and 50 legislators are my supporters," he said in this north Karnataka town, about 350 km from Bangalore.

The BJP has 118 members in the 225-member assembly and 44 in the 75-member legislative council.

Yeddyurappa, who quit BJP Nov 30, is taking over as president of Karnataka Janata Party at a public meeting here Sunday.

He said Saturday's action against his two supporters meant the fall of the BJP government, headed by Jagadish Shettar, is near.

Meanwhile Karnataka Governor H. R. Bhardwaj accepted Shettar's recommendation to drop Puttaswamy from the cabinet, a Raj Bhavan communique said in Bangalore.(IANS)

General: 



Check out More news from Telecom Sector :: Pharmaceutical Sector :: Auto Sector :: Infrastructure :: Real Estate


Popular Stories

Sufi legend Begum Yaman passes away at 52

New Delhi [India], Apr 28 : Famous sufi singer and... Read More

No farmer committed suicide over drought: TN Govt. to SC

New Delhi [India], Apr. 28 : In a development bound... Read More

Never took studies as 'burden', says JEE 2017 topper

Udaipur (Rajsthan) [India], Apr 28 : Kalpit Veerwal... Read More

Narada sting: ED files case against TMC leaders

New Delhi [India], Apr. 28 : After the Central... Read More

UP STF raids petrol pumps, eight caught using cheating chip

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), April 28 : The special... Read More

UP school issues bizarre diktat: Yogi haircut

Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 28 : In a... Read More