Union Minister Pralhad Joshi Rebuffs Speculation About Replacing BS Yediyurappa As Karnataka Chief Minister


As BS Yediyurappa Hints Exit, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi Rebuffs Speculation On Succession

Pralhad Joshi, 58, has been Dharwad MP since 2004. (File photograph)


Union Minister for Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi on Saturday mentioned the BJP’s prime management has not spoken to him in regards to the exit of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa or him taking up because the successor. “It is only the media which is discussing the matter,” Mr Joshi commented whereas dismissing the hypothesis.

With BS Yediyurappa asserting he would abide by the instruction of the celebration’s prime management, Pralhad Joshi mentioned he had no clue if the central management has requested him to resign.

“No one has spoken to me about it (succeeding Mr Yediyurappa). It ‘s only the media, which is discussing it. As no one has spoken to me, there is no need to react to it,” Mr Joshi informed reporters.

Asked “what if he is made the Chief Minister”, the Union Minister quipped: “I never answer hypothetical questions with ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’.. I don’t want to answer such questions.”

To one other query, Mr Joshi mentioned he will not react as a result of he was not conscious if the Chief Minister had been requested to resign.

He emphasised that the ”supreme leaders” Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, aside from the BJP management, led by celebration president JP Nadda will determine.

“There is no high command in the BJP but national leadership. We got different leaderships from time to time. There was Rajnath Singh, after which Nitin Gadkari came, who was succeeded by Amit Shah and now JP Nadda is there. In the present situation, we have supreme leaders in Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. They will decide,” Mr Joshi mentioned.

He declined to touch upon seers of the dominant Lingayat group warning the BJP that it could be ruined if Lingayat strongman Mr Yediyurappa is faraway from the publish.

Mr Joshi, 58, has been Dharwad MP since 2004. He had additionally served because the BJP’s state unit president from July 2012 to January 2016.

With Mr Yediyurappa dropping a powerful trace that his exit as Chief Minister was on the playing cards, hypothesis is rife that Mr Joshi would take over.


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