Breaking his silence on the infighting in the party, BJP State president BS Yeddyurappa has squarely blamed party general secretary (Organisation) BL Santhosh for engineering the dissidence.

Making his displeasure clear against Santhosh, Yeddyurappa is learnt to have told Ram Mohan, party's national general secretary over telephone that Santhosh should be kept out of state affairs lest it would not be possible to work with him. Forty-four-year-old BL Santhosh is a full-time RSS Pracharak. Hailing from Udupi, Santhosh is an engineer turned RSS activist.

Yeddyurappa has placed a number of complaints against Santhosh to Ram Madhav, party national general secretary. He believes that Santhosh played a pivotal role in forming the Sangolli Rayanna Briagade and not Eshwarappa, reports Kannada Prabha. It was Santhosh who christened Sangolli Rayanna Brigade and the entire plan was made in his party office, claimed Yeddyurappa. Yeddyurappa also accused Santhosh of provoking party leaders against him.

In fact, all this while Yeddyurappa targeted Eshwarappa for associating with Sangolli Rayanna Brigade and had even complained against him to party supremo Amit Shah, a few months ago. But, now he has put the entire blame on Santhosh for causing a rift between him and the leaders in the name of Sangolli Rayanna Brigade.

Santhosh is engineering the rebellion and unless it is addressed, it would be difficult to strengthen the party in the state. "It is not possible to work with him at all," Yeddyurappa is said to have clearly told the party senior leaders. He even went on to say that "Santhosh is more dangerous than Eshwarappa."

It may be recalled here that Eshwarappa who had recently held a meeting of disgruntled leaders in the party had demanded Yeddyurappa to apologise to Santhosh for accusing him of anti-party activities. Yeddyurappa had earlier remarked that Santhosh was close to Eshwarappa and other disgruntled leaders and hence he masterminded the entire separate meeting where the leaders had openly criticised Yeddyurappa.