Eshwarappa had told that Yeddyurappa has done more damage to the party than contributing for its stronghold. Angered by this comment, allegedly one of Eshwarappa's loyal workers Mallikarjun was sacked from office on Friday.

Mallikarjun is known as a close aid of RSS leader Santhosh. Mallikarjun was alleged of preparing the invitation and sending out emails for the contentious meeting with the rebels. He is working the in the BJP office as a computer operator for 10 years now.

 Thus it looks like both Yeddyurappa and Eshwarappa have decided to take their fight to the next level. In the latest development, Yeddyurappa has justified his action of sacking Mallikarjun.

With another development where rebel leaders of BJP have given May 10 as the deadline to rip Yeddyurappa of all posts and to declare Eshwarappa as the next CM candidate from the party, Yeddyurappa’s position is in danger.

It all started with the infight in the party coming out in the open on Thursday when Eshwarappa held a meeting with the ‘rebels’ of BJP party and Yeddyurappa openly criticised the move. With the latter removing staff from BJP office close to the RSS leaders and Eshwarappa, the BJP fight in Karnataka is getting serious.

Yeddyurappa being the State Party President has even collected the CD of the proceedings at the contentious meeting convened by Eshwarappa and has decided to take it to New Delhi.

Though Amit Shah is said to be shifting his base to Karnataka to prepare for next Assembly elections, his silence over the party infight is quite surprising. 

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