Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president and former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday lashed out at senior party leader K S Eshwarappa for creating ruckus in the party, asserting that rebel leaders will be given an appropriate answer.
“The senior leadership, as well as the people, is witnessing all that is happening. The rebel leaders will be given an appropriate answer. Had Eshwarappa sat down and discussed his concerns, the party would not face such a situation,” said Yeddyurappa.
Yeddyurappa further stated that while Eshwarappa was defying the senior leadership by calling for such meetings, B L Santosh was the mastermind who engineered the rebellion.
This is the first time; the leader has launched a full-fledged attack against B L Santosh, an RSS man, who enjoys considerable clout with national president Amit Shah.
Earlier, Yeddyurappa had accused Eshwarappa of ‘creating problems’ in the party. The rebel leaders’ meeting in Bengaluru came months after both, Yeddyurappa and Eshwarappa were called to Delhi to sort their differences.
Both leaders were pulled up by the senior leadership and Eshwarappa was asked to refrain from all independent activities of the Sangolli Rayanna brigade.
For both leaders, however, nothing seems to have changed. The party and workers continue to be divided between the two prominent BJP faces.