Amid the bitter feud brewing within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Karnataka unit, state party chief B.S. Yeddyurappa on Sunday pinned his hope on his colleague P. Muralidhar Rao and said the saffron party’s only aim was to secure a majority in the upcoming Assembly elections.
Rao, who is in-charge of the BJP’s affairs in Karnataka, has been sent by BJP president Amit Shah to sort out the warring factions – one headed by Yedurappa and the other by K.S. Eshwarappa.
“I don’t want to discuss anything about the present development. Our president Amit Shah has already sent Muralidhar Rao, the state in charge, to judge the situation and submit a report.We just have the target of 150 in our mind. Nothing else,” Yedurappa told the media.
The former chief minster’s remark came even as three BJP members were relieved from their functions from the party.
Party functionaries M.B. Bhanuprakash, Nirmal Kumar Surana, M.P. Renukacharya and G. Madhusudan were relieved of their posts.
On Thursday, around 24 party leaders held a ‘Save BJP’ conference and criticised the leadership of Yeddyurappa.