Bangalore: A section of State BJP leaders are understood to be pitching for the post of national vice-president of the party for former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa.
According to party sources, State leaders would place the proposal before the central leadership soon. Yeddyurappa, who won the Shimoga Lok Sabha seat by a huge margin, was not inducted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi into his Cabinet. The corruption charges against Yeddyurappa are said to have gone against the former chief minister in getting a ministerial berth.
Yeddyurappa had recently written to Modi that he was ready to work for strengthening the party in the State raising speculation in BJP circles whether the former chief minister had once again set his eyes on the post of party State president.
It is to be seen whether Yeddyurappa would accept any party post at the national level as he has always shown interest in playing key role in the State politics.
A top State leader said there was no move or talks on making Yeddyurappa the State party president.
Speaking to reporters in Bangalore, Yeddyurappa said he did not aspire for any position both at the State or central level. He expressed his happiness in former chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda getting the Railways portfolio. Yeddyurappa said Modi had done justice by giving three ministerial berths to MPs from the State.