'Rebels' unlikely to have their way at BJP meet

'Rebels' unlikely to have their way at BJP meet

'Rebels' unlikely to have their way at BJP meet

 The state BJP office-bearers meeting convened by party president B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday is unlikely to appease those questioning the rationale behind certain appointments made by him.

The meeting, scheduled to be held at the BJP headquarters in Malleswaram, is expected to discuss the recent developments in the party - mainly the appointments made by Yeddyurappa. He has appointed not less than 210 party men to various morchas and positions in district units.

While Member of Legislative Council K S Eshwarappa has come in the open against Yeddyurappa’s ‘unilateral’ decisions, the other ‘aggrieved’ persons have not aired their grouse in public. It is said senior party leaders in Delhi have spoken to both Yeddyurappa and Eshwarappa asking them to sink their differences and work for the party. In case Eshwarappa goes by the advice, he would attend the Saturday’s meeting. The disgruntled members are not in a mood to attend the meeting as Yeddyurappa has already announced that he would not make changes in the appointments.

It is said that Eshwarappa had plans to meet Delhi leaders to air his dissent but later changed the plan as party leaders did not back him. Meanwhile, a meeting of some legislators was held at the residence of Eshwarappa in Bengaluru. MLA C T Ravi, MLC Bhanu Prakash, former legislators Nirmal Kumar Surana,  Somanna Bevinmarad and Sogadu Shivanna were present. It is learnt that the meeting did not take any decision on attending Saturday’s meeting.

KSE skips party event in Shivamogga

The rift in the BJP was evident in Shivamogga as party leaders including K S Eshwarappa skipped the district BJP unit office-bearers’ installation ceremony on Friday, reports DHNS from Shivamogga.

 S Rudre Gowda, a close associate of the BJP state unit president B S Yeddyurappa, took charge as president of the BJP district unit from the outgoing president, S Dattatri. Prominent local leaders K S Eshwarappa, MLC M B Bhanuprakash and Girish Patel were conspicuous by their absence. Speaking on the occasion, Yeddyurappa admitted there was disagreements in the party it would resolved soon.

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