The beleagured BJP leader, BS Yeddyurappa who has been facing a spate of corruption cases and a CBI probe, praised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and described him as a “straight forward man and dynamic chief minister.”
Yeddyurappa‘s remarks assume significance as Modi is also reportedly unhappy with the BJP central leadership over certain issues amid recent reports that he might not attend the BJP National Executive meeting.
He said there were problems in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Karnataka and wanted the party to introspect and resolve them. Yeddyurappa said certain important leaders in Karnataka and Gujarat have expressed displeasure and wanted the upcoming national executive to deliberate on the “serious” issue.
“After (Atal Bihari) Vajpayee, a leader like L K Advani is leading the party. He is capable of taking decisions for the good of the party. However, Anant kumar (party general secretary) is not allowing him take decisions and resolve crisis.
Anant kumar is trying to keep the party under his clutches”, he said.
“Anant kumar creates confusion and doubtful situation. It is very tragic that Anant kumar is not only misguiding the party, but also trying to dominate”, he alleged.
BJP has leaders like Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, who had good leadership qualities, but Anant kumar is “suppressing” them, he said.
He charged that Kumar was preventing any MP from Karnataka though it has stalwarts like D B Chandregowda, Suresh Angadi and Basavaraj, from coming into prominence.
Yeddyurappa said he was hurt at the way he was treated in the party, which he built in the last forty years.
He said BJP General Secretary Dhamendra Pradhan, who is camping in the city since yesterday to resolve the crisis, met him. “I also spoke by phone to Gadkari and Jaitley”, he added.