NEW DELHI, July 7 � Buckling under BS Yeddyurappa�s pressure, BJP today decided to replace Sadananda Gowda with Jagdish Shettar as Chief Minister of Karnataka marking the second change in the State in 11 months.
The decision was taken at the BJP core group meeting here today, sources said.
Shettar, a Lingayat leader, who is the Rural Development Minister, is the choice for the top post of Yeddyurappa, who is calling the shots in Karnataka BJP even after his unceremonious exit as Chief Minister last year. He will be the third BJP Chief Minister in the State in four years. � PTI