According to sources, senior BJP leaders at the central level said that they were in no hurry and have several things to finish before forming the government. “BS Yeddyurappa is the clear choice for being elected as the next chief minister of Karnataka,” it said quoting a BJP source.
Preferring a gentle pace to prevent any last-minute hiccup to form a government in Karnataka, the BJP legislative party meeting, which was scheduled at 11 am in Bengaluru on Wednesday, was canceled as the party chose to tread cautiously.
The BJP legislature party was expected to meet on Wednesday to select state president BS Yeddyurappa as the next chief minister. It is expected that he is to be elected without any hurdles. “After winning the ground exam, he may take oath as CM on Thursday or Friday and expand his ministry,” a source said to India Today.
The 14-month JD(S) coalition government of Congress in Karnataka collapsed on Tuesday after its defeat on the assembly floor forcing the resignation of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, with 20 of its MLAs defying party whips.
Immediately after the defeat, Kumaraswamy rushed to Governor Vajubhai Vala and submitted his resignation, which was accepted by the governor.
Writer: Sakshi Gupta