Yediyurappa slams Siddaramaiah for his remarks that change of guard was imminent

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Bengaluru, Nov 4 (PTI) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday slammed leader of opposition in the state assembly Siddaramaiah for his 'irresponsible statements' that there will be a change of guard in the state.

Speaking to reporters in Mysuru today, Siddaramaiah again claimed there will be a change of leadership in Karnataka and Yediyurappa will not continue as the Chief Minister.

'I did not say general elections will happen but I said that the CM will be replaced.This is based on the information I got.Yediyurappa will be removed,' Siddaramaiah said.

Siddaramaiah, however, expressed his ignorance as to who will replace Yediyurappa.

According to Siddaramaiah, corruption could be one of the reasons for replacing him.

Reacting sharply, Yediyurappa said Siddaramaiah is giving 'irresponsible' statements repeatedly.

'He says that he got a tip-off from Delhi that there will be a change of leadership in Karnataka.

Even I can say that Siddaramaiah will be removed as the opposition leader but such irresponsible statements don't look good,' Yediyurappa told reporters in Mangaluru.

'I appeal to Siddaramaiah to stop giving such baseless statements and speak responsibly,' he added.

Siddaramaiah has been saying that there will be a change of guard in Karnataka after the Bihar election.

His statement came after a senior BJP MLA from Vijayapura, Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, claimed a fortnight ago that Yediyurappa will not remain chief minister for long and the change of guard was imminent.

Several BJP leaders have already refuted Yatnal's claims and ruled out any leadership change.PTI GMS BN WELCOME BN WELCOME