Politics Yeddyurappa aka the dilemma of the BJP in Karnataka Updated : July 25, 2019 10:26 AM IST Though the 76-year-old BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa is keen to become the chief minister, he apparently has been restrained by the BJP headquarters for the time being. An MLA since 1983, Yeddyurappa has the powerful Lingayat community behind him. Though strong, Yeddyurappa is extremely self-willed and therefore not a great favourite of the top duo of PM Modi and Amit Shah. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.