Forget 'Congress Mukt Bharat'. The State BJP President B S Yeddyurappa (BSY) is trying out a new combination of Union Minister Ananth Kumar Mukt BJP in the state, while Kumar is countering the effort. Unless the national leadership intervenes in the secret fiery political battlewhich is going on between Kumar and saffron party's dream for a Congress-Mukt Bharat will be a mirage.
A section of disgruntled BJP members over the internal power rumble tell OneIndia that this time around (2018) BJP has high hopes on catching the big prize. But this war between Ananth Kumar and Yeddyurappa is making the BJP's aspirations to wane.
Ananth Kumar rather bowing to the decision of the top rung of the BJP, considers appointment of BSY to the top post as the colossal set back. Kumar has allegedly began to work against BSY secretly and near elections, one may expect planting of 'negative stories' against BSY in the media by Kumar, through his 'close confidants' in the press circles, say sources.
On the other hand BSY considers his return to significance, this after he resigned as chief minister of Karnataka, as victory against Ananth Kumar who is also backed by B L Santosh, National Joint General Secretary (organisation) BJP.
Yeddyurappa in the latest appointment of general secretaries to BJP district unit and various wings deliberately sidelined BJP leaders owing allegiance to Ananth Kumar in a bid to make BJP Ananth Kumar Mukt in Karnataka, revealed sources.
The sidelining has angered the Ananth Kumar to which he will be retorting in a right time. His aim remains BSY Mukt BJP. This intense mudslinging among party leaders will yield nothing but losses to the BJP in the upcoming elections. Boosting the political career of loyalists of BSY will render imbalance in the party.
On the other hand BJP has not strongly shown its opposition voice against the Congress and has failed to capitalize on the failures the Congress. It is turning out now in the state, for BJP, BJP itself is the opposition in Karnataka unless national leaders take stoke of the developments, quipped a member of the BJP.