- BJP’s National President Amit Shah’s intervention has stopped Yeddyurappa and Eshwarappa from fighting each other
- Both the BJP leaders were at loggerheads over the two groups they had formed
- It looks like the high command of BJP favours Eshwarappa to Yeddyurappa, as of now
There were questions about Amit Shah’s charm and ability to give a strong solution to any problem, when he failed to make inroads into Tamil Nadu and then in breaking the Cycle bond between the Yadav family in Uttar Pradesh. However, it is sad that in Karnataka’s matter, Shah was invited to keep his own party united.
Top strategist Shah, is known for his shrewdness and divide and rule policy, which in the initial days paid good dividends to the BJP. But currently, BJP is facing trouble from two Karnataka leaders Yeddyurappa (Karnataka president of the party) and KS Eshwarappa. These two leaders have left no stones unturned to make the party leaders humiliated on many occasions.
However, after meeting Amit Shah, accompanied by union ministers Ananth Kumar and Sadananda Gowda and two leaders from the RSS, at least Eshwarappa can heave a sigh of relief that the top leaders are on his side.
The meeting was a blow to Yeddyurappa, as he has been asked to conduct party events through the Sangolli Rayanna Moracha, formed by Eshwarappa. Currently, the problem has been solved temporarily. But Yeddyurappa is not a person, who will keep quite and listen to whatever his opposites say.
Of course, when there was growing opposition against Yeddyurappa, he had even left the party and formed (rejuvenated) another party-KJP. However, it did not take him much time and he came back to BJP, amidst disapproval from many party leaders, including KS Eshwarappa.
With Shah’s intervention, Yeddyurappa-formed Hinda is likely to see an end and Rayanna Brigade might become party’s official representation of the people from backward classes. But Yeddyurappa’s previous actions are an indication that the situation has not been solved and he will not take ‘no’ that easily.
This strategy might work till the Assembly election in five states is completed. Yeddyurappa-The man who brought BJP to power for the first time in the history of BJP in Karnataka just through sympathy votes, might have a plan B ready.
Thus, this incident cannot be hailed as the victory of the Shah’s strategy. It is better to wait till the Assembly elections in five states are over. If Yeddyurappa works according to the party leaders wishes, including his in-party rival Eshwarappa’s whims and fancies, then either he has changed completely or has accepted defeat. However, this option looks unlikely as from nowhere Yeddyurappa had become the chief minister of Karnataka.
However, it is more likely that Amit Shah’s troubles are not over yet. In fact, he needs all the luck he has to tackle these two leaders from Karnataka.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:54 PM