Vijayapura: BJP leader KS Eshwarappa on Tuesday said the ongoing fight between him and state party chief BS Yeddyurappa was not personal but related to Yeddyurappa's unilateral decisions and the prominence given to leaders who were in the erstwhile KJP.
Addressing reporters on Tuesday, Eshwarappa said that Yeddyurappa was giving too much importance to those leaders who followed him to the KJP while sidelining core BJP leaders.
Eshwarappa also said that Yeddyurappa had not visited the districts where infighting was rampant despite being the leader of the four-member committee created by the BJP central leadership to look into the issue.
Eshwarappa said that Yeddyurappa was the undisputed leader of the party and that he had no personal enmity with him. He, however, said that he was fighting Yeddyurappa only to save the party. "I consider him (Mr. Yeddyurappa) as my brother, but it I can't keep quiet when his decisions are creating bickering within the party," he said.
Exuding confidence that the BJP would come to power in the next assembly election, he, however, cautioned that if the differences within the party were not resolved, then it would again be a repeat of "resort politics" (referring to the episode during the BJP rule in the state).
On Sangolli Rayanna Brigade, Eshwarappa said he would continue to be part of it. The BJP leader said that party's national president, Amit Shah, had asked him to continue the activities of the brigade.