Bangalore, May 13, 2012 : As the ruling BJP in Karnataka faced a crisis in the wake of a fresh revolt by former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, state unit party chief K S Eswarappa today called on the sulking leader and expressed the hope that the problem would be resolved within two days.
"We had discussions with our leader Yeddyurappa. We shared with each other our thoughts and feelings. I believe this problem will be resolved in one or two days", Eswarappa told reporters after a 45 minute-long meeting with the Lingayat strongman.
Reflecting on the crises faced by the party in the past, Eswarappa said, "for the last four years, BJP in Karnataka has faced certain problems. Every time we overcame it".
"This time again, Yeddyurappa ji has certain grievances. I met him personally and we both shared our grievances...this problem will also be resolved in one or two days", he said a day after Yeddyurappa’s loyalist ministers handed over their resignations to him pressing for leadership change.
Earlier, Eswarappa expressed his solidarity with Yeddyurappa who gave vent to his displeasure about the party not coming to his rescue after the Supreme Court ordered a CBI probe into his alleged role in illegal mining.
The BJP state president asserted that both he and his party would stand by Yeddyurappa in "bad and good times and help him in all possible ways". Seeking to down play the ongoing developments in his party and its government, Eswarappa said he had heard about the resignations of the ministers and MLAs only through the media.
"In case there is any such thing, we will talk to them and try to resolve their problem", he said.