The BJP core group will meet today to take a decision on replacing Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda with Lingayat leader Jagadish Shettar and finalise the strategy for the Vice presidential election.
Shettar, who is the Rural Development Minister, is B S Yeddyurappa's choice for the top post in the state.
The party is also likely to appoint a Deputy Chief Minister to placate other senior party leaders representing different communities of Karnataka.
The Vice Presidential election will also be discussed by the Core Group.
The issues related to the Presidential poll, including the office of profit issue involving UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee, will also be discussed at the meeting.