New Delhi/Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa Friday said there was no one called a ‘Super CM’ in his state and that he was the only CM in power.
Yediyurappa was responding to charges that his son Vijayendra was a Super CM and that he was constantly interfering in the administration of the state.
“It is natural that people cannot tolerate those who are growing. Vijayendra in no way at any moment has interfered (in administration). As state Vice President (BJP) he is doing his duty by travelling across the state to strengthen the party. Some people are indulging in a systematic conspiracy to unnecessarily bring his (Vijayendra) name to tarnish his reputation and create confusion,” he said.
Yediyurappa was speaking to the media in New Delhi Friday after laying the foundation stone for the reconstruction of Karnataka Bhavan. He will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior ministers to discuss a wide range of issues including Cabinet expansion, setting up a DRDO lab in the state, expediting the Mekedatu and Kalasa-Banduri projects etc.
Earlier this year, Yediyurappa’s detractors in the BJP had leaked an internal letter that was allegedly written to express their views to the CM. In the letter, several BJP leaders had alleged that ministers and senior officers had to meet Vijayendra Yeddyurappa to discuss issues and that the ‘Super CM’ was interfering in matters related to the state’s administration.
The letter, which went viral, resulted in politicians cutting across party lines to term Vijayendra as the “de facto CM”.