Barely a fortnight after registering a thumping win in the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP government of B.S. Yediyurappa has run head-first into a storm of dissidence.
Power minister K.S. Eswarappa has openly criticised the chief minister on the choice of his son B.Y. Raghavendra as a candidate, and raised questions on the means adopted for the BJP’s win in Karnataka. The Reddy Brothers—Somashekhar, Karunakar and Janardhan—absented themselves from the first anniversary fete. Tourism minister B. Sriramulu is said to be peeved at the small margin of his sister J. Shantha‘s victory. And rumours of between 40-60 legislators being disillusioned enough with Yediyurappa to sharpen their knives are doing the rounds.
Question: Will B.S. Yediyurappa complete his term? Or is the writing on the wall?
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