Bengaluru: Senior BJP MLA Basangouda Patil Yatnal has said Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will be replaced anytime after 2 May.
“Some say Yediyurappa will be Chief Minister until the sun and moon are there. How is it possible? If he is CM in 2023 also, is the 75 years (retirement) rule not applicable to him?” Yatnal said.
He added: “It is a great thing that Yediyurappa got a two-year bonus. He should thank the party high command and workers and voluntarily retire after 17 April.”
According to the former Union Minister, “After 2 May, the change will happen for sure, it may happen any day….it will be someone from North Karnataka (who will become the CM).”
Stating that party legislators were not happy with the CM, Yatnal said they were being forced to stand in front of the media and praise Yediyurappa even though “most of them have not been released any funds for development in their own respective constituencies”.