Yeddyurappa plans return as Congress-JDS alliance government falls in Karnataka
The BJP legislator party will be meeting on Wednesday before they meet the governor to stake claim to form the government. We will be looking to take the responsibility and we will be following the directions of our national president and parliamentary board, P Muralidhar Rao, BJP general secretary in charge of Karnataka, told The Indian Express.
It is expected that Yeddyurappa will be coming to Delhi after meeting the governor to hold the discussion with top leaders of the party. If he is to become Chief Minister, the BJP national leadership will have to deal with several other issues including some within the party.
There is also the issue of the Speaker, currently from the Congress. The party has to decide on the Speaker as the post is crucial in the backdrop of confusion on the fate of rebel MLAs and the thin majority.
Going to the Governor with the required number of support in the assembly would be a logical conclusion of Yeddyurappa s persistence, patience and numerous attempts to return to power. At 76, he has crossed BJP's unwritten retirement age of 75.
Despite several differences within the party, the BJP does not have many options than fielding Yeddyurappa as the Chief Minister.