17 rebel MLAs joining BJP led to heartburn within party: K S Eshwarappa


Bengaluru, Jun 16 (IANS): Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister in Karnataka, K.S. Eshwarappa, said on Tuesday that the ruling BJP had to face several embarrassing moments after 17 disqualified MLAs from the Congress and the Janata Dal (S) joined the saffron party in 2019.

Eshwarappa's statement assumes significance ahead of BJP's Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh's three-day visit to the state starting Wednesday.

After taking stock of the development works in Uttara Kannada district, Eshwarappa told reporters that it is true that the ruling BJP had to face a few problems, which would not have arised had the people given a full mandate to the party.

"It is quite unfortunate that the ruling BJP had won 105 seats in the 2018 Assembly polls, falling short of the simple majority of 113 by eight seats, which forced the party to make legislators from other parties resign and join us. This had certainly caused heartburn among the existing lot," he said.

He asserted that the ruling party often has to spend most of its energy in countering the statements made by the party members.

"Some of them go to Delhi for some other work but they try to give a twist to their visits. Some are carrying out signature campaigns and few of them have come out in the open and stated that this is a government of three parties. Such things would not have happened had the people given a full mandate to us," he said.

Answering a question, he asserted that he never went against the party discipline structure even as he wrote a letter against the style of functioning of Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa to the Governor.

"There was no grouse in my letter to the Governor. It was only an attempt to seek advice from an elderly person, who had handled the finance ministry for more than 12 years in Gujarat. Just read my letter once again," he said.

Playing down Eshwarappa's statements, Yediyurappa told reporters that there was no disgruntlement within the party as such, but there will always be one or two persons who will be upset.

"These minor hiccups will be sorted out after Singh's arrival. This time everyone will be given an opportunity to speak to him and he will sort out any problems that may crop up," he said in response to a question.

On June 11, BJP national General Secretary Singh had ruled out replacing Yediyurappa as the CM of the southern state.

Buoyed by this, Yediyurappa had on June 12 asserted that he will continue to be the Chief Minister for the next two years and work for the development of the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Brice Dsouza, Mangalore/Canada

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    Oh Eshwarappa Madidunno Mankoo Thimma Ha ha h😁😃😄😅🤓🤡🙉🐒🤑.

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  • anthony, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    The party that claimed to be a party with a difference is totally exposed with their unprincipled politics of weaning away MLA's from other parties with inducements and subverting Democracy and the will of the people. Not only in Karnataka but across the country, we have witnessed staged drama of opposition politicians being paraded before state elections of them having switched allegiance to the BJP. Corrupt political practices have become the order of the day. Kya Hoga Kaliya Hamare Desh Ka. Bhagwan Hi Jane.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    We knew this on that day it self. Just to break Congress Government BJP played this dirty game with the help of governer.. Now you can't digest.

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  • Kusum, Bangalore

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    All these Eshwarappa, Ashoka, Bommai or the shameless Cong-I turncoat ministers are mere fence sitters. Watching from Delhi, Motu Bhai must smell the coffee…. Appa+Maga team may do some melodrama, extract some more 11th hour prasada and get replaced, but even God can not save Karnataka and BJP will be history in next elections! It is simply too late to get rid of Appa + Mr. Super CM Maga.

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    The same BJP under MR VAJPAYEE - lost the majority in the Lok sabha and PM post for one vote -APRIL 1999- No confidence -- ONE VOTE --- although made up later became PM - Days of High principles and NO HORSE TRADING -- by MR VAJPAYEE - A TALL LEADER -- although there were examples of AYA RAM GAYA RAM's-- before --

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Thu, Jun 17 2021

    Indeed despite pulling down the govt. by 1 vote and without any kind of Horse Trading, Mr. ABV could rule continuously for 6 years (1998-2004). Honesty pays.

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  • Omar, Mysore

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    This is the culture FEKU & DAKU built and brought new low in Indian politics as long as these 2 are enough to destroy BJPee along with the country. Vajpayee had legacy left good leaders like Sushma,Mahajan, Sinha, Yashwant Singh But FEKU produced only AndhBhakts 😂😂😂. Not one from FEKU’s team is bright/smart and brave enough to provide value for the country atleast Yeddy’s cabinet has one like Suresh Kumar. What a beautiful comment for 17 monkeys ? Ramesh Jari hoda Koli knows who made the CD now ? 😎😎

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    EXTRACT FROM THE ART -- "It is quite unfortunate that the ruling BJP had won 105 seats in the 2018 Assembly polls, falling short of the simple majority of 113 by eight seats, which forced the party to make legislators from other parties resign and join us. WHAT DOES THIS IMPLY - Various setbacks happen so it is given to understand -- one can cheat -- or follow wrong methods-- say -- exam results - in sports - job promotions -- so many areas -- encroach neighbors property --

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  • Global, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    i have only one question- what is his Achievement or Contribution as Ministerial role Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister in Karnataka.? or just wasting tax payers money like many?

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara Wed, Jun 16 2021 Operation Kamina ... Jossey, what a title ? Best so far for 2021.

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  • Ramesh Masand, Uchila

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    Bit off more than you can chew, BJP…? 😁

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  • sense_Shetty, MAngalore

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    BJP should stop its degeneration due to infiltration of crooks from JDS ,Congress etc..

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  • John, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    You only get the kacaharas when you buy MLAs, the CD man in particular

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    Operation Kamina ...

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  • Gibs, Udupi

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    KS Eshwarappa, Your party high command bought these MLA's paying CRORES OF MONEY FOR POWER!!! BJP MLA's not opposed during that time and later some didn't get Ministers post so started heartburn!!! Some Ministerial post later offered to 17 rebel MLA's too so BJP MLA's felt they have been neglected!!??? MONEY POWER N GREED FOR POSITION REQUIRED FOR For BJP. DEVELOPM,ENT IS ZERO AND COMMUNAL POLITICS!!! PETROL CROSSED CENTURY while Int'l crude price @ 70 USD??? During Congress Government crude price @ 110 USD and petrol price was Rs.65/70!!!??? Wow people are shedding blood for Petrol now and BJP is happy???

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  • Rational thinker, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    Once upon a time there was a minister in our state government and he was caught with currency counting machines at home.

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  • Saajan, Kumta

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    Sachin Vaze kept counting machine at vehicle itself with instruction from former home minister Deshmukh's instructions in Mahrashtra. All are co-partners in loot.

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    Now one thing shud happen, All 17 MLAs must come out or send Eshwarappa out ,

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಂಡತಿ ಇರುವಾಗ ಇತರರ ಮನೆ ಹೆಂಡತಿ ಹಣದ ಬಲದಿಂದ ಎತ್ತಿ ತಂದು ಹೆಂಡತಿಯನ್ನಾಗಿ ಮಾಡಿದಾಗ ಇದೆ ಗತ್ತಿ ಅನುಭವಿಸಬೇಕು ಮಾಡಿದು ಉಣ್ಣೋ ಮಾರಾಯ

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    "this is a government of three parties" - ಗುರು ದಾಂತಿನ ವಿದ್ಯೆ - ಗುರು ಇಲ್ಲದ ವಿದ್ಯಬ್ಯಾಸ !!!!

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  • francis lobo, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    It looks like the end of the way for these 17 MLA's if the CM is changed. Maybe KES is hinting at the things to come. Already Dr. Sudhakar as health minister was sidelined in appointing the new VC to RGUHS and now he is opposing the appointment even after the governor confirmed the posting without asking him. Surely Sudahkar has heart burn like KES

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    Make sure first their dues cleared as promised during horse trading if not cleared will harm sure...

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    BJP has a habbit of shopping bad apples from the basket with higher price......

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  • Rational thinker, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    Mr. KES, it’s all a part of the business and we all know politics is the most lucrative business in India these days as the returns are exponential. No gain without pain. That’s the reason no honest and straightforward people get into politics.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    Dont take congress leaders to bjp, if there is no majority, just perform the duties as opposition.

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  • Sma, Bengaluru

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    Will the BJP leadership agree to your noble suggestion Better to ban the jumping monkeys for ten years...

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  • Hussain, Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    Isnt it BJP's expertise in shopping MLAs and toppling the elected Govts? Be it Goa or MP or Karnataka or Mizoram.. BJP can go to any extent to be in the power.. sometimes take oath at 4am also as a CM !!

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  • PriThvi, Hebri/B'lore

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    Should Boycott all the MP's n MLA's who jump like a frog for money.,

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  • Chandrakanth, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    WHEN THE PEOPLE OF KARNATAKA VOTED YOU TO SIT IN OPPOSITION YOU SHOULD HAVE FOLLOWED THE SAME . BUT HUNGRY FOR POWER, MADE THIS MESS IN KARNAKA. IF THERE IS

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  • Sr.menezes, Auckland

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    To.make.money

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  • Saajan, Kumta

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    Where they are now.!!

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  • myna, mysuru

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    When this man opens his mouth, destabilisation tremors start. He blows hot and blows cold at the same time. Very good at giving statements that disrupt the unity of the party. He needs some counselling.

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  • Saajan, Kumta

    Wed, Jun 16 2021

    We wont tolerate by any means people jump into our camp

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