CM BS Yediyurappa meets PM Narendra Modi in Delhi, laughs off leadership change chatter | Bengaluru News – Times of India

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU: Chief minister BS Yediyurappa met PM Narendra Modi in Delhi on Friday after taking a chartered flight with some family members from Bengaluru. The two spoke for half an hour amid a buzz about cabinet changes.
Yediyurappa, who has faced frequent speculation about his time in office, laughed off the talk of a leadership change. “I don’t know of any rumour about leadership change. You tell me,” he told reporters shortly after the one-on-one with Modi. He added that he only discussed development-related issues and would return to Bengaluru on Saturday.
He is likely to meet defence minister Rajnath Singh and home minister Amit Shah before flying back.
The Chief Minister’s Office said that Yediyurappa requested the prime minister to fulfil Karnataka’s longpending demand of hosting a US consulate in Bengaluru. He also sought Rs 6,000 crore assistance for the proposed Bengaluru Peripheral Ring Road and national status for the Upper Bhadra project.
Yediyurappa, his son and state BJP vice-president BY Vijayendra, grandson Shashidhar Maradi and party MLC Lehar Singh flew to Delhi on Friday afternoon. There were reports that other family members, including his MP son BY Raghavendra, would also join him, but his office denied it.
Before meeting Modi, Yediyurappa said he would discuss issues like the Mekedatu project. According to some BJP insiders, he wants to rejig his cabinet by dropping a few seniors and bringing in fresh blood, like Modi did recently. He went to Delhi to get the go-ahead.

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