Bengaluru, June 18 -- Fissures within the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Karnataka unit appeared to have widened on Thursday with party MLC AH Vishwanath saying chief minister BS Yediyurappa is too old and "cannot function with the same spirit as before".

"Today it's not the question on Yediyurappa. It is about how the government is functioning. What people are talking about and what action the high command should take. It's not grumbling against anybody but it's the actual and factual of Karnataka's political situation. I have explained in depth to the general secretary," said Vishwanath after meeting BJP national general secretary and state in-charge, Arun Singh, who is in Bengaluru to gauge the extent of the unrest within state unit.

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