Bengaluru, Jan 14: The process to appoint a new chief for the Karnataka BJP will commence next month after the elections to the local bodies. B S Yeddyurappa, former chief minister of Karnataka is back in the contention for the top post and several senior leaders of the party are seriously considering his candidature.
Yeddyurappa’s claim to head the party was given a boost after the Karnataka High Court set aside 15 FIRs that were filed against him by the Lokayukta in connection with a corruption case.
Ahead of the crucial Lokayukta report on illegal mining, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has sought the intervention of the Gods. He left this evening to Tirupathi in Andhra Pradesh where he would seek the blessings of the Lord ahead of the report.
The Lokayukts report which will be made public at around 11 am tomorrow contains the name of the Chief Minister. In case there are remarks made against the CM are nasty in nature then he may have to sacrifice his seat. The CM has left for Tirupathi to pray for his survival and also that of his government sources say.