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Forum floated by BJP leader Eshwarappa warns against any move

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

An outfit formed by senior BJP K S Eshwarappa has warned that any move to sideline him in the coming assembly elections would spoil the party's prospects.

The 'Rayanna Brigade', launched a year ago by Eshwarappa at the height of his feud with B S Yeddyurappa, said it was ready for any conflict if its faced any challenge politically.

In a facebook post yesterday, the brigades state M Doddaiah said "anybody trying to create any problem for Eshwarappa in Shivamogga (his constituency) should be ready for clash with the Sangolli You will be digging your grave by sidelining the of backward communities Eshwarappa, he added.

In the message addressed to party Amit Shah, Doddaiah claimed that the BJP would not be able to cross 50 seats, let alone achieving the target of 150 seats, if Eshwarappa was ignored.

Eshwarappa had launched the brigade on December 6, 2016 at Nandagad in district, naming it after 18th Century warrior and freedom fighter Sangolli Rayanna, who belonged to his 'Kuruba' community.

He had said the outfit would work for the upliftment of the Dalits and backwards.

Eshwarappa had later buried the hatchet and said he would work under the leadership of Yeddyurappa.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 19:40 IST