03 August, 2021

Lotus Loofahs

BSY looks cornered, Reddys muscle in

Lotus Loofahs

Possible Endmoves

  • CM stays. Karandlaje quits. On the other hand, BSY quits. Reddys cool it.
  • Compromise. BSY stays on for now.
  • BSY stays. Reddy nominee speaker Jagadish Shettar becomes deputy CM.
  • Reddy brothers launch a new party and tie up with Congress.
  • BJP ties up with JD(S) if Reddys opt out. Conversely, Reddys tie up with Deve Gowda, form government.
  • Guv keeps assembly in suspended animation. May call for fresh polls.


As the crisis in the state BJP enters its third week and the belligerent Bellary Reddy brothers push for a leadership change, the loneliness of CM B.S. Yediyurappa has never been so apparent. He went to Bellary a few days back and there was nobody to receive him at the airport except for some junior officials. He was in Bijapur on November 3 and of the 11 BJP MLAs, only one turned up for his function. Later in the day, officials say he came to the...

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