New Delhi, Nov 22: As he arrived here to meet the top BJP leadership, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said he has not been asked by anybody in the party to quit.
"Nobody has asked me to resign," he told reporters here when asked whether he would be quitting as the BJP leadership wanted him to go.
He said he would be meeting his party MPs from Karnataka and later the BJP leadership.
On the charges of irregularities in land allotment favouring his family members, Yeddyurappa said a judicial inquiry was already on in the matter.
Yeddyurappa, who arrived here from Puttaparthi in Karnataka along with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by a special flight, had ignored the party summons yesterday to be available at Delhi for consultations.
The Chief Minister has, however, kept the party guessing on his moves.
Yeddyurappa has reportedly told the party leadership that his removal might harm the first ever BJP government in the South, for whose formation he had played a key part.
Some senior leaders, speaking on the condition of anonymity, however, dismissed suggestions that he can bring down the government.
Yeddyurappa has earlier deputed a team of his loyalists, including Home Minister R Ashok, a prominent Vokkaliga leader, Higher Education Minister V S Acharya, a probable to replace the Chief Minister in the event of his exit, and some others to Delhi to persuade the party against change in leadership.
Asked if any probe will be ordered against JD(S) leaders H D Devegowda and H D Kumarswamy for their alleged role in the land allotment scam, Yeddyurappa said "from Devegowda's period to my period, I have ordered a judicial inquiry".
The Karnataka government today appointed retired high court judge B Padmaraj to head the one-man Commission of Inquiry to probe land scams including denotification of lands in the state from January 1995 till date. PTI