Bengaluru, Aug 26 : Brushing aside reports on the discontent brewing in the state BJP over the induction of Lakshman Savadi, into the state cabinet, the BJP minister, Ashwath Narayan, said “All in BJP family in Karnataka are united and respect the decision of the party central leadership on all issues”.
Addressing newsmen here on Monday, Dr Ashwathnarayan, the minister, who is yet to be allocated a portfolio by the Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, said that the reports appearing in a section of the media was ‘unfounded’.
Dr Ashwathnarayan, a three-time MLA, from Malleshwaram Assembly constituency in the heart of Bengaluru, said, “Nobody are lobbying for any particular portfolio and all are ready to shoulder any kind of responsibility delegated by the party and the chief minister”.
Informing that the newly appointed State BJP president and the Lok Sabha member Nalin Kumar Kateel, he said he would formally take up the charge on Tuesday. The Bengaluru City unit would offer a grand welcome to the new State BJP president. Kateel, will be accorded a warm reception at the Airport and would be taken to the state party headquarter in a procession.
Chief minister B S Yediyurappa, who is also incumbent president of the state BJP will hand over the charge to Kateel.
The minister said, “Yediyurappa will be remembered for his contribution for the growth of the BJP in Karnataka, in which he had toiled for over four decades in Karnataka in various capacities. The BJP in Karnataka, has grown in length and breadth during the stewardship of Yediyurappa,” he said. (UNI)