Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2017-01-28 16:14 Bengaluru: BJP national president Amit Shah has issued diktat to Opposition leader in the council, KS Eshwarappa from going ahead with strengthening Rayanna Brigade. Instead, Eshwarappa has been asked to take charge of the party's backward classes morcha wing. At a meeting organised at Shah's residence in New Delhi on Friday, Shah urged the party leaders to unite to make Karnataka, a Congress-free state in the coming days. Party state president BS Yeddyurappa told mediapersons that "In the interest of the party, we will work together. This is what the party high command expects from us," Yeddyurappa said, reports Prajavani. Muralidhar, party in-charge in the state said "no leader from BJP will participate in Rayanna Brigade organisation. Instead, the party's backward classes morcha wing will hold a programme in memory of Rayanna, he said. Political pundits observe this move as a big blow to Eshwarappa who until Thursday was determined about going ahead with Rayanna Brigade at Koodalasangama. Eshwarappa told mediapersons that "I have always maintained that Rayanna Brigade is apolitical. I have explained to Amit Shah that I will participate in non-political programmes organised by Sangolli Rayanna Brigade. He is not opposed to it."