K'taka CM BS Yediyurappa rubbishes speculations of change in leadership

Last Modified Thursday, 27 May 2021 (15:30 IST)
Bengaluru: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, rubbishing speculation about change in in the State, today said at this juncture his concentration is only on methods to control surge in Covid-19.
Responding to a volley of questions on change in leadership by the media persons, a day after several legislators publicly said there were attempts being made to remove him from the top post, he said that " Covid-19 is the only thing in front of me right now. Containing it and safeguarding the interests of citizens are my priorities,” he said on the sidelines of an event held to commemorate former Prime Minister late Jawaharlal Nehru’s 57th death anniversary.
On some BJP leaders heading to Delhi to reportedly lobby for his removal, he said: “If someone went somewhere, you should also know that they were given the right answer and sent back. So, the only thing now is for us to work together to face Covid-19 at a time when people are suffering and deaths are rising. Legislators and Ministers should focus on containing the pandemic. There’s no other subject in front of me, he added.
When asked if he would convene a meeting of the BJP legislature party, said he did not have to discuss that with the press.
Meanwhile speaking to newsmen, Minister for Tourism C P Yogeshwara said that he had gone to New Delhi is true , but it was only his personnel and nothing as nothing like the change of leadership.
He refused to answer on why gone to New Delhi to meet party leaders , however , he would discuss it in the party form and not in the public.(UNI)