BANGALORE: : A day after the Sangh stepped in to put an end to the war of words in the state BJP, party leaders began to sing a unison tune saying there are no differences and that the high command would resolve all vexed issues, including the leadership tussle.
In Shimoga, a beleaguered former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, who had openly castigated state party president K S Eshwarappa, said that they would collectively work to strengthen the party and the government.
“The high command will take care of all issues, including the leadership matter,” he said, adding that false propaganda was being spread among the people.
“We have exhibited solidarity before the Sangh leaders. There is no threat to the party and the government. We will all work in tandem and face the election as a united front in the next 16 months,” the former chief minister said.
Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda too said there were no differences among anyone and all were united. “We are all united and will stay united,” he said.
In Raichur, Eshwarappa apologised to the people of the state and party workers for the recent developments in the party. He, however, hastened to add, “The Sangh leaders have advised us to set aside differences. Yeddyurappa, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and myself will go before the people and ensure that infighting doesn’t recur anywhere.” In Gulbarga, Energy Minister Shobha Karandlaje refused to comment on the party matters. When persisted, she told Express that only the party president could make statements on party affairs. “The Sangh leaders have directed that none should make open comments on party affairs,” Karandlaje asserted.