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Yeddyurappa to meet Modi in Delhi

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

An upbeat B.S. Yeddyurappa, the BJP's Ministerial nominee, would call on Modi and in New on Wednesday and invite them to the swearing-in ceremony of the party's new government in Karnataka, said an on Tuesday.

"Yeddyurappa will leave for Tuesday night or Wednesday morning to meet Modi and Shah for inviting them to the swearing-in later this week," told IANS.

Besides Modi and Shah, many Central ministers, Ministers of the BJP-ruled states and party's national leaders will be invited to attend the event, which will mark the return of the national party to after five years.

"Our national and party leaders will decide on the date and time of Yeddyurappa's oath-taking as the next Minister in consultation with the and Shah's office," said Shantaram.

As the Raj Bhavan in the city centre is too small to accommodate so many VIPs, leaders from the state and thousands of cadres, the ceremony is likely to take place in front of the state's legislative building (Vidhan Soudha) or at the Kanteerava sports stadium.

"Yeddyurappa and the will decide who and how many legislators will take oath as Cabinet ministers along with him in consultation with our party's national leaders," added Shantaram.

Yeddyurappa, who won from segment in district, was the party's maiden in south when the (BJP) came to power for the first time in May 2008.

The 75-year-old strong Lingayat leader is currently the member from constituency in the state's Malnad region, about 300km from Bengaluru.

Though Yeddyurappa brought the party to power and made the party's lotus symbol bloom in the south of Vindhyas, he was forced to step down in July 2011 after the state's anti-graft watchdog (Lokayuktha) indicted him in a that rocked



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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 15:02 IST