Bengaluru: With a special legislature session convened on Monday to enable him to seek a vote of confidence, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Sunday reportedly directed his party MLAs not to raise slogans or get into “an argument” with opposition party members.
Though the meeting was held for more than three hours, most of the leaders remained tight-lipped about the outcome saying they merely discussed strategies to face the opposition Congress and JD(S).
Speaking to reporters, a senior leader in the BJP said, “We were asked to follow the same strategy, which we had adopted when former CM H. D. Kumaraswamy proposed his vote of confidence. In five days, it was only a handful of our party leaders who spoke. Even on Monday, this will be our strategy.” Meanwhile, BJP state spokesperson, N. Ravikumar exuded confidence that Mr Yediyurappa would clear the first hurdle of seeking the vote of confidence on Monday without any hitch.
“Mr Yediyurappa knows how to get it done. All our 105 MLAs will assemble in the CM's chamber at 10 am and will unitedly head to the Assembly hall. That is how it is going to be," he said in response to a question.