Bengaluru: It seems BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa has decided to send a strong message to Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council K S Eshwarappa about the imminent stringent action against the latter if he fails to distance himself from Sangolli Rayanna Brigade.
In a latest development, Yeddyurappa has announced formation of three teams of senior party leaders to tour the state to study the impact of drought in the state but Eshwarappa was not included in any of the three teams.
The teams are headed by Yeddyurappa, Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar and former deputy chief minister R Ashok. The three teams are expected to tour all the drought- affected districts in the state from December 28 to January 22 and highlight the failure of the Siddaramaiah government in taking up drought relief works.
The hard stand by Yeddyurappa is being seen as a signal of the impending disciplinary action against Eshwarappa, who is continuing to organise backward and dalit rallies under the banner of Sangolli Rayanna Brigade despite instructions from Yeddyurappa and party national general secretary in-charge of BJP affairs in Karnataka Muralidhara Rao.
Reacting to his not finding a place in the drought study teams, Eshwarappa said, “I am not hurt by the decision to keep me out of the drought study teams. I have personally toured many drought-affected districts and interacted with officials on addressing the grievances of the people.”
Eshwarappa has also reiterated his decision to continue his association with Sangolli Rayanna Brigade.