According to the reports, B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday resign as Karnataka Chief Minister after being told by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to give up instantly following his condemnation by the Lokayukta for the illegal mining in the state.
Groups of the party supposed separate meetings in Bangalore to chalk out their action hours after BJP parliamentary board determined in Delhi that Yeddyurappa must renounce.
About 25 legislators, including ministers, consider strong Yeddyurappa backers, get together at his residence in Bangalore to argue the next steps, party sources said.
Senior party leaders said that whilst the Parliamentary Board was agreed in its decision that Yeddyurappa’s continuation in office had become indefensible as it was denting BJP’s fight against corruption, the party would not like to unruffled him further by deciding a leader without seeking his approval.
The names doing the round are Sadanand Gowda, BJP MP from Udupi Chikmagalur and earlier state unit president; V S Acharya, Higher Education Minister; Suresh Kumar, Law and Justice Minister, among others.
BJP’s Karnataka unit president K S Eshwarappa, a famous leader from the Kuruba community and R Ashok, Home Minister in Yeddyurappa cabinet and a Vokkaliga leader, are also amongst the front runners for the Chief Minister’s post.