"The allegations made by Yeddyurappa are like a blessing to me. He is senior to me," he said in response to queries on allegations made by Yeddyurappa that he and Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda should be blamed for the present "confusion".
Asserting that Yeddyurappa will clarify later that the allegations against him (Eshwarappa) were "baseless", Eshwarappa said, "this is the usual way of giving vent to his anger. I can understand his mental state. If I had to face a CBI enquiry, how I would have reacted?"
Expressing happiness about Yeddyurappa's decision not to quit the BJP at the moment, he said, "I always knew that he would never leave the party. His (Yeddyurappa) statement has only endorsed my faith. Yeddyurappa, I am confident, will continue to build the party as he has always done".
Taking a swipe at the opposition Congress, Eshwarappa said the Congress were "gloating" that this would be the end of BJP.
"We have belied their hopes, we will complete our term and resolve our differences by mutual discussions in the coming days," he claimed.