The ongoing political crisis in Karnataka seems to have come to an end this morning, as former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's loyalists have withdrawn their resignations.
"Those ministers, who have resigned from Sadananda Gowda's Cabinet have withdrawn their resignation. We are heading for a political solution in Karnataka. High Command is aware about all aspects of Karnataka. Appropriate action will be taken at appropriate time," BJP's Karnataka in-charge Dharmendra Pradhan told the media in New Delhi.
Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, however, today said that he has not received any message in this regard.
"So far, I have not received any message from them, but I have requested them to withdraw their resignations. And if there is any problem, we will sit down and chalk it out. And I told that even the interference by the central leadership, we will seek their help and go ahead," Gowda told the media in Bangalore.
"I am going to attend the reception of Nitin Gadkari's son marriage, and my central leadership has called me to have a dialogue," he added.
Yeddyurappa loyalist minister Jagadish Shettar earlier today informed that the nine Karnataka ministers have decided to withdraw their resignations.
Yeddyurappa loyalists, who had charged Gowda of running the administration on the diktat of the Janata Dal Secular and not taking his Cabinet colleagues into confidence, had earlier mounted pressure on the BJP central leadership and set July 5 as the deadline for removal of the chief minister.
The crisis in the Karnataka BJP intensified on Friday with nine ministers loyal to Yeddyurappa resigned from the State Cabinet thereby projecting a show of strength in their campaign for ousting Chief Minister Gowda.
The ministers, who quit earlier were Jagadish Shettar (Rural Development), CM Udasi (PWD), Murugesh Nirani (Industries), V Somanna (Housing), Umesh Katti (Agriculture), Basavaraj Bommai (Water Resources), Revu Naik Belamagi (Libraries and Animal Husbandry), M P Renukacharya (Excise) and Raju Gowda (Small Scale Industries). (ANI)