New Delhi: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Friday (July 16) amid reports of dissent among some BJP MLAs against Yediyurappa’s leadership.
“I don’t know anything about leadership change. During my discussion with PM Modi, I requested him to permit to carry out development works in the state,” Yediyurappa said after his meeting with the PM.
Among other issues, the CM requested to declare Upper Bhadra Project as National project and also sought financial assistance of Rs 6000 crore for Bengaluru Peripheral Ring Road project, Mekedatu project and establishing US Consulate were also discussed during the meeting.
Also, the CM is on the verge of a Cabinet expansion though he has denied discussing Cabinet composition with the PM. The BJP leader flew down from Bengaluru on a special chartered flight to meet the PM and other ministers.
While talking to reporters in Bengaluru on Thursday he had said the meeting was to discuss pending development and irrigation projects in the state.