Bangalore, Feb 24 : Ruling BJP in Karnataka on Friday decided to curtail its two-day brain storming session by a day in the backdrop of heightened power struggle set off by its state strong man B S Yeddyurappa, who has set February 27 as the deadline for his reinstatement as chief minister.
The ‘chintan manthan' would be held only today and tomorrow's deliberations have been cancelled, state BJP spokesman C T Ravi told reporters here amid reports that the move was prompted by the aggressive stand taken by Yeddyurappa.
Ravi, however, sought to play down the cancellation of the second day proceedings saying the decision was taken to devote attention to the March 18 bypoll to Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha constituency, which Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda had vacated.
According to party sources, the day-long session that began at a private resort here is likely to be a brief affair and could wind up after its National President Nitin Gadkari's address.
Earlier, state unit BJP President K S Eswarappa said there were ‘minor' differences which were quite normal in any party.
Gadkari would make efforts to resolve the differences, he said.
The BJP President, who had a meeting with Yeddyurappa this morning, has ruled out any change in the leadership of Gowda amidst signs that the crisis might worsen.