Yeddyurappa in Mumbai to attend BJP national executive.

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Yeddiyurappa in mumbaiMay 25, Mumbai: After Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, it is the turn of former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa to make his presence felt at the BJP national executive underway here and show that the party is at peace within.

The BJP strongman, who has been in a deep sulk with his party leadership for “sidelining” him, landed in Mumbai around 9:30 this morning with a promise that he “will not demand any post” for himself.

“Our aim is to build the state. I am not going to demand any post for me. I want to focus on the development of my state. I want Karnataka to be the number one state in the country,” Mr Yeddyurappa added while talking to reporters at the airport.

“I will brief the party about the developments of last few days, and I will work in the state to make the party stronger,” Yeddyurappa said.

Yeddyurappa has been upset with the party leadership after he was removed from the chief minister’s post following graft charges. He has been at loggerheads with his hand-picked successor Sadanand Gowda, whose ouster he is now demanding.

The BJP Thursday settled differences with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, after his rival Sanjay Joshi resigned from his post in the national executive of the party. Modi was in Mumbai Thursday for the national executive meeting that ends Friday.

Reacting to media reports that the BJP Government had not made any conclusive observation on the roles by the two former Congress chief ministers and JDS leader Kuamraswamy, he said: “If the press reports are to be believed, then it is discriminatory. The chief minister should look into it and ensure that a true picture is sent to CEC”.

Yeddyurappa alleged that when CEC sought its report on illegal mining concerning his role, the state furnished the report based on the Lokayukta findings, which had indicted him leading to his ouster as chief minister in July last.

According to reports, the state government in its replies to the CEC recently has said the Lokayukta report on illegal mining has not indicted Krishna. In the case of Dharam Singh, though the report wanted proceedings to recover Rs. 23 crore loss allegedly caused by him, during the President’s rule, the proceedings were ordered to be dropped.

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