Rift within! BJP MLA terms bifurcation of Ballari as ‘selfish’ move

Published: Sep 28, 2019, 11:53 am IST

The proposal of the B S Yediyurappa-led government on bifurcating Ballari district, to carve out a new district called ‘Vijayanagara’ was not acceptable and Chief Minister B S Yedyurappa should immediately call all BJP MLAs in the district, before taking any steps in this regard, Ballari BJP MLA G Somashekhar Reddy said here on Saturday.

Addressing a press conference here, Mr Reddy said that any move on bifurcating of Ballari district was opposed by all four BJP MLAs in the district and only appeasing disqualified MLA Anand Singh, was not good for the future of Ballari.

The BJP MLA described the move as ‘selfish’ and requested Mr Yediyurappa not to agree it. ‘If  Anand Singh’s demand is fulfilled, then we four MLAs will resign,’ he threatened.