After Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi attended the national executive meet by sacrificing BJP leader Sanjay Joshi, former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa has also agreed to attend the national executive meet.
Yeddyurappa, who is facing a CBI probe for receiving kickbacks in an illegal mining scam, had earlier said he would not attend the national executive meet taking place in Mumbai and had also accused the BJP of not having a strong leadership.However, the Karnataka was today quoted as saying that he was ready to attend the party meet in order to congratulate party president Nitin Gadkari on getting a second term as party president.
The former chief minister has been at loggerheads with the central leadership of the party over not being reinstated as the state’s chief minister and has been at the centre of a power struggle in the Karanataka BJP government.
The compromise by Yeddyurappa comes a day after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi attended the ongoing national executive meet in Mumbai. While Modi did not reveal the reason for his initial reluctance, the decision to attend the meet was taken within hours of the resignation of BJP leader Sanjay Joshi.
Modi had been opposed to the presence of Joshi, who was seen as an important link between the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the party.