Bengaluru/New Delhi: A decision on the next Chief Minister of Karnataka will be taken by the BJP high command in the next couple of days, sources said.
As Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa resigned on Monday, part of the action shifted to New Delhi and the national leadership of the BJP, which now has the task of evolving a consensus over his replacement.
Meanwhile, according to reports, several leaders of the BJP made it crystal clear on Monday that they will no longer entertain Yediyurappa in any role in the state BJP unit.
The first act of defiance was the absence of some BJP MLAs, ministers, and senior leaders at the function held on Monday to mark the two years of the BJP-led governance in the state.
In the meantime, accusing the BJP government in Karnataka of failing to fulfil its responsibilities amid the floods and Covid-19 crisis, KPCC President DK Shivakumar challenged the ruling party to dissolve the Karnataka Legislative Assembly and hold fresh elections to obtain a new mandate.