Yeddyurappa’s surprise meet with DK Shivakumar triggers political speculations

Triggering political speculations, senior BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa met with Congress leader DK Shivakumar at his residence on Wednesday morning. The meeting has left political enthusiasts speculating given the fact that Shivakumar on number of occasions has proven himself to be a worthy leader, and Loksabha elections are just few months away.

The official reason for the meeting was to discuss the long-pending demand of building a bridge over Sharavathi River in Shivamogga. Even though most part of the meeting transpired before the officials, the two leaders reportedly exchanged some secret words also.

In past, both Shivakumar and Yeddyurappa have launched scatching attacks on each other, on a number of instances. However on Wednesday, they seemed pretty comfortable in each other’s company. Some believe that Yeddyurappa had went there with an important message, with the bride issue being just an excuse.

Shivakumar who hails from the Vokkaliga community has a considerable hold over the politics of Karnataka and is considered one of the potential future candidates for Chief Minister post.

Shivakumar has repeatedly proved his election management skills and even provided shelter to Gujarat Congress MLAs in Bengaluru last year during the Rajya Sabha polls in which AICC leader Ahmed Patel contested. When the JD(S) and Congress formed the coalition government, he extracted his pound of flesh with two portfolios of water resources and medical education.