Axe Reddys: Advani to BSY

Independent Media

Caught between the devil and the deep sea, the central leadership of the BJP on Saturday was said to be considering dropping the Reddy brothers of Bellary, under attack from the Opposition over alleged illegal mining activities, from the Karnataka Cabinet, but only if it could do so without jeopardizing the B.S. Yeddyurappa government.
Sources in the party told Deccan Chronicle that when Chief Minister Yeddyurappa met party veteran Mr L.K. Advani, the latter asked him if he was confident he could save his government after dropping tourism minister Janardhan Reddy, revenue minister Karunakar Reddy and their camp follower, health minister B. Sriramulu.
Mr Yeddyurappa is said to have replied in the affirmative, but state BJP president K.S. Eshwarappa is said to have cautioned Mr Advani that it would be a difficult game to play.
Sources privy to the conversation said the BJP could turn to the Reddys’ mentor Ms Sushma Swaraj to get them to resign on their own without creating a crisis and wait for the Lokayukta report. They could be back in government if the Lokayukta gave them a clean chit.


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