BJP warns action against pro-Yeddyurappa voices

BJP warns action against pro-Yeddyurappa voices

The move by a section of the State BJP leaders to woo KJP President B S Yeddyurappa back in to the party fold seems to have rubbed State BJP President Pralhad Joshi the wrong way.

At the party office-bearers meeting on Thursday here, Joshi is learnt to have warned party members of strict disciplinary action if they make such attempts.

Joshi is learnt to have vented his anger, particularly against party MLC G Madhusudhan, who had recently written to the central leadership to facilitate the former chief minister’s return.

Without naming Madhusudhan, Joshi is understood to have stated that the party was contemplating on initiating disciplinary action against him.

Madhusudhan, in his letter to party national president Rajnath Singh, has stated that the KJP could muster 10 per cent of the votes in the Assembly polls within six months after it was launched, while a national party like the BJP could clock just 20 per cent of the votes.

The voting percentage indicated that it was not wise to neglect Yeddyurappa and efforts should be stepped up to bring him back to the BJP before the Lok Sabha polls. Madhusudhan had also questioned the working potential of Joshi.

Joshi, former chief minister D V Sadanada Gowda, party national general secretary Ananth Kumar, among the others in the BJP, are against the return of Yeddyurappa to the party fold. The meeting, held in the presence of party national general secretary and state incharge Thawarchand Gehlot, also discussed preparations for the Lok Sabha polls and chalked out a timetable for holding organisational elections from June 15 to July 10.

BJP MLC Raghunath Rao Malkapure has been appointed  the convenor of the party’s disciplinary committee.

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