Loyal worker of BJP, says BS Yediyurappa amid leadership change buzz in Karnataka

With Karnataka’s political circles abuzz amid speculations of a possible leadership change in the state, indicating that the Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to replace Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa with a “younger face”, the 78-year-old BJP veteran said the party is “like mother” for him.

“I am privileged to be a loyal worker of BJP. It is my utmost honour to serve the party with highest standards of ethics & behaviour. I urge everyone to act in accordance with party ethics & not indulge in protests/indiscipline that is disrespectful & embarrassing for the party,” tweeted Yediyurappa.

The Karnataka chief minister urged his supporters and well-wishers to not indulge in any kind of protests or indiscipline that is disrespectful and may embarrass the BJP amid speculation that his replacement was on the cards.

Urging his supporters to not indulge in protests, Yediyurappa in a Kannada tweet said, “Your goodwill should not exceed the boundaries of discipline. Party is like a mother to me and disrespecting it will cause pain to me.I believe that my true well-wishers will understand and respond to my feelings.”

Yediyurappa’s statement came as support continued to pour in for him from Mutts, pontiffs, and political leaders.

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