All doubts of rebellion within the state BJP were rested on Sunday with K S Eshwarappa addressing B S Yeddyurappa as the future Chief Minister of Karnataka. Sunday's rally made it clear that the BJP in Karnataka is back to being the force for the Congress to reckon with in the 2018 assembly polls.
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Sunday's rally was more than just BJP's show of strength among OBC voters. In a masterstroke of sorts B S Yeddyurappa checkmated attempts of rebellion by Sangaolli Rayanna Brigade under the leadership of K S Eshwarappa under the garb of strengthening dalit votes.
The man who had earlier called raised a storm over B S Yeddyurappa's style of functioning was forced to withdraw his dissent. First the SC/ST rally and then the OBC rally under Yeddyurappa's leadership has cemented one firm point, there is only one boss in the state BJP and that is B S Yeddyurappa.
With rebellion quelled and former leaders of the Congress like Srinivas Prasad and Jayaprakash Hegde by its side, BJP is all set to take on the Congress heads on in 2018 assembly polls. Should the united BJP be a cause of worry to the Congress that is grappling with dissent amongst its own leaders now?