Bengaluru: In his first direct response to speculation about differences in the party that led to rumors of a change in leadership in Karnataka, Prime Minister BS Yediyurappa said he would resign if the BJP’s central leadership asked him to. But he also asserted that he would remain in office until the party leadership gave him confidence.
The chief minister also said he would not agree that there was no alternate leader to replace him in the state’s BJP.
“As long as the Delhi High Command has confidence in me, I will continue as Chief Minister. The day they say they don’t want me, I’ll resign and work day and night for the development of the state, ”Yediyurappa said when asked about attempts to replace him.
He added, “I am not confused. You (high command) have given me an opportunity, I am trying beyond my strength to use the opportunity for good. The high command remains calm. “
Meanwhile, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said a change of leadership in Karnataka is out of the question as the position of Chief Minister is not vacant and incumbent Yediyurappa is working efficiently.