Nation Politics 07 Oct 2016 Breakfast politics a ...

Breakfast politics at work, BSY-KSE feud blows over?

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | B ARAVINDA SHETTY
Published Oct 7, 2016, 3:41 am IST
Updated Oct 7, 2016, 6:56 am IST
Party national secretary Ramlal advises Eshwarappa not to back Sangolli brigade.
Former CM and BJP state president B.S. Yeddyurappa at  a breakfast meeting he hosted for senior leaders including former CM Jagadish Sehttar and former Deputy CM K.S. Eshwarappa in Bengaluru on Thursday
 Former CM and BJP state president B.S. Yeddyurappa at a breakfast meeting he hosted for senior leaders including former CM Jagadish Sehttar and former Deputy CM K.S. Eshwarappa in Bengaluru on Thursday

Bengaluru: BJP national secretary (organisation), Ramlal held a closed door meeting with warring BJP state president, B.S.Yeddyurappa and party senior leader, and former Deputy CM K.S. Eshwarappa ahead of the party’s core committee meeting  to try and resolve their differences here on Thursday.

He is reported to have firmly advised Mr. Eshwarappa against backing the Sangolli Rayanna Brigade (SRB) to avoid “confusion” in the party and  work with Mr Yeddyurappa to bring the BJP to power in the 2018 Assembly elections.

 

This was his second round of talks with the two leaders as he met them first Wednesday night in the city. At this meeting Mr Eshwarappa, is said to have argued that the brigade would  help the party  consolidate its votebank  for the 2018 elections and the response to its  Haveri convention clearly showed  other backward communities were willing to support the BJP in the polls

But  Mr. Yeddyurappa shot back saying the SRB was causing confusion  among party workers and its conventions could harm the interest of the BJP, going by party sources.

 

The meeting is said to have concluded with Mr Ramlal once again advising Mr. Eshwarappa to hold  programmes under the party banner and  telling the state BJP chief to take all leaders into confidence when taking important decisions pertaining to the party.

At the core committee meeting on Thursday, Mr. Ramlal reportedly did more to smoothen ruffled feathers,  advising senior leaders to remain united in public as any misleading statements could send the wrong message to the cadres. He suggested they put their differences aside and work to strengthen the party in readiness for the coming assembly poll.
Core committee member, Aravinda Limbavali said  Mr. Ramlal had instructed the state general secretaries to go on district tours  two days in a month and make sure booth and mandal committees were more active to strengthen the party at the grassroots.

 

Following the meeting Mr Yeddurappa declared there were no differences in the party. “We are all united. Ramlaljee has advised us to go on state tours to strengthen the party base for the 2018 Assembly elections, ” he said.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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