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K S Eshwarappa quits as BJP state president

K S Eshwarappa quits as BJP state president

Shimoga, Mar 7 (IANS):
Ahead of coming assembly polls due in May, Karnataka BJP chief K.S. Eshwarappa Thursday announced he has resigned from the post.

"I have sent my resignation to the party president Rajnath Singh," he told reporters in Shimoga, his home town, about 270km north of Bangalore.

He said he expected the party to decide on his successor in three or four days.

The resignation came as a surprise though his three-year term as state party president ended in January as there was speculation that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) might retain him in the post till the assembly elections are over.

The party, ruling Karnataka for the first time, is in a bad shape due to corruption scandals and dissidence. Talk in BJP circles was that changing the party chief when assembly polls are near will only worsen the situation in the state unit as there were many aspirants for the chair.

Eshwarappa took over as state party chief in Jan 2010 after resigning from the ministry headed then by B. S. Yeddyurappa.

He joined the Jagadish Shettar cabinet as one of the deputy chief ministers in July last year. Eshwarappa will continue as deputy chief minister handling revenue portfolio.

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  • POOR CHAP, ibrahim/ksa/yanbu

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    Poor chaap Eshu. Now who will raise the matter of LOVE JIHAD slogan. Let him train up some one

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    Eswarapa...Only one achievement Slogan... LOVE & Jehad, Cow Slaughter Boz of that he got Two Posts...what Else he done for state..?

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  • Leslie fernandes, Brahmagiri, Udupi

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    BEELUVA KUDURE MALINDA JARIDAVANE JANA.

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  • Mohammad Salauddeen Bantwal, Mangalore/AUH

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    100% international conspiracy behind this :P

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  • Aubb, Kuwait

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    Eshwara has jumped off the sinking boat only to be stoned by the public very soon..........!

    His credentials qualify him to become KJP (Kalla Janara Party)leader which is making big news lately.

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  • Alfred, Bejai, M'lore

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    He should have resigned a long before, when he was appointed as dy cm. It's too late. His brain worked now n realised now.

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  • STANY DSOUZA, MANGALORE

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    ayo papa

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  • Amin Bhoja, Patte / Riyadh

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    K S EShwarappa may be realised the situation,I mean pre-election scenario,a sixth sense at work!.A Good decision after all,a life time decision!.

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  • KRPrabhu, Kudla/Bangalore

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    Mr.Velerian D'souza,pl dont shunt DVS along with Vajapayee or Parikar.DVS is in his 11 months rule in Karnataka has proved that he is second to none in making illegal wealth/immovable properties.He is also well versed in manupulating things in his side.Are you not reading news properly.Why do you give credit to corrupt person.Only good thing in DVS is his 'Kolinos smile' which no body has.

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  • Shalini, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    This he should have done long time back. Eshwaraapa is not fit fora peons job also. God knows who made him the President. In Karnataka all Chors and looters are ruling. I am sure this is the last leg of BJP Government in Karnataka and the people will not even by mistake elect BJP again. Its a BRASTA JANATA PARTY.

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  • K S Eshwarappa quits as BJP state president, Muneer

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    Hi,

    U R 100% correct appreciate your comments.

    Tks & Rgds
    Muneer

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  • JR,

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    MR. DR.S.KAMATH, IT IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE MET HIM ONCE HE IS GEM. IF YOU MEET FOR THE SECOND TIME YOU WILL AVOID HIM YOURSELEVES FOR THE THIRD TIME. IT IS AK BEHIND ALL BJP POLI TICS IN KARNATAKA AND HE IS NOWHERE IN PICTURE THAT IS HIS POLY TRICS. WAIT AND WATCH THE END.

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  • MOHAN POOJARY, JAPPINA MOGRU

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    Mr.Rakesh Shetty,why you mention Mr.Nalin Kumar Kateelji,dont spoil Kateel name, write his orginal name Nalin Kumar Shetty.

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  • Peter, Bangalore

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    Eshwarappa's Achievement as a BJP President .
    Successful in allocating 1 crore in 2013 Budget for his Owned Organization in Shimoga.

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  • Wilfred Fernandes, Vamadapadavu/Dubai

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    oh..now high command shifted from Bangalore to Delhi...after BSY's exit from the party....

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  • Oliver, Bangalore

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    So, Jeevan
    atleast now you accepted in BJP there were many paid ones. isn't?


    Regards,
    Oliver

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    Not just a few paid ones, Jeevan knows that even the voters were paid. He might reveal that next year, may be accusing other parties, i suspect!

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    It is simple logic and even kindergarten can understand Mr. K.S.Eshwarappa’s game. He knows that BJP will be out this time and even he himself not sure about his future in politics!!!!!! So best think is to get out from all blames and if BJP lost he is good. If BJP wins try for C.M. Post. These BJP people are like that and they will be always great……..for the nation.

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    Basically Eswaraapa is a Cunning (FOX) Politcian. Geeting Fame & Name from not his own. he can not take any knid of challegeing job & Responsibility , Future objective & goal like as Mr. Yeddy or DVS or sidaramaya. he is unprofessional guy like as Mr.kateel(Mangalore MP).

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  • Juliet Mascarenhas, Bejai/Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    Jossy saldanha,
    Before the election, you will read DW news,regarding conflict between the 4.After all party culture.

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  • Dr S kamath , Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    The fact is that Mr Ananthkumar is the best leader in Karnataka Politics at the Moment But he will not be given chance due to the Caste Factor .I had an opportunity to meet him in the Airport gem of a person

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  • Ronald D, Udupir

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    Rakesh, Dinesh Nagesh and jeevanji seat is up for grab! It is for hard working people! You people suit better than anybody!! Jeevan hurry!!! No point wasting time on typing!!!!

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  • Bulsam, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    KS Eshwarappa resigned due to the Lokayukta police filing a FIR, in connection with a disproportionate assets case against him. The BJP had no eminent leader in the State and it earned a bad reputation owing to poor governance and the BJP was losing its ground in the State.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    My Vote is for Rakesh Shetty Mangalore!! Atleast you may repair the road at Kateel!! People travelling to Bajpe, Mangalore, Mulki Surthkal Parubiri, Shirva, Moodubelle, Belman are fed up with road passing by KATEEL! Your NAVEEEEENJI has A/C car and tinted glass! Driver is is taking care with smooth drive on luxury car!! Now I will voye for you!! In his name you may passby and finally may repair the major link road neglected for decades!!!

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    In Karnataka...BJP has not gone with the wind......It has gone in the drain....

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    When the boat is sinking all the RAT's come out first....?

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    Shri. A.B. Vajapayee, Shri. Sadananda Gowda, Shri. Manohar Parrikar or Leader of their kind may lead BJP!
    Let there be credible alternative to UPA, for the benefit of people!
    In hopeless situation also let us learn to look forward with hope and genuinely wish good even those harmed us! There is unseen Power!
    Time and people will surely change for better!
    Peace surpasses all understanding!

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  • PRD mang, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    This is news!! absolutely fantastic news,
    jossey saldanha, well said, its only those 4 people left in bjp! bjp is a sinking ship and here after not even a percent of chances for bjp to rule india !!
    bjp leaders itself are talking about scams and looting going on in their party. everybody knows how is bjp and what will india's future be under BJP!!

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  • GERALD, MODANKAP

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    IS HE GOING TO JOIN THE YAKSHAGANA MELA HE HAVE GOT THE GREAT FUTURE IN YAKSHAGANA FIELD !1~! JAI HOO

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  • Ajith, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    Jossey I think only CAPITAL NAGESH will be left to save the name BJP.

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  • Vincy, Bangkok

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    Dear Rakesh,your choice is perfect,Mangalore MP is fit for the bill.So many people from our city will get some jobs for translation services.

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  • SRIDHAR SHETTY, DOHA /BARKUR

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    good news for BJP.......partly he is responsible for BJPs political failure.

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  • HOFZ, MANGALORE

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    ESHWARAPPA KNOWS VERY WELL THE BJP IS GOING LOOSE IN FORTHCOMING ASSEMBLY ELECTION. NOW HE PLAYED CUNNING FOX POLITICS.to attack BJP. THIS HIGH POLITICAL DRAMA WILL TURN AS THE WORST NIGHTMARE FOR BJP IN KARNATAKA

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  • C Sharath, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    Its simple, go for election with Shettar as driver & DVS as conductor. BJP wants to work out Ligaayat Vokkaliga combination this time so that both the majority chunk of vote bank which form almost 50% is made to feel that the party has not deserted anyone & not to give much control to Devegowda on one side & try to control Yeddi's chaddi on the other side. With keeping Eshu as president BJP would only loose 2 extra seats but gain none. But chances that such structuring & re-structuring bring back people's confidence to BJP is a faint hope I guess. Only question left is what about RSS's intentions of bringing Nalinanna to this post!!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    I wonder who is left in the BJP apart from Dinesh, Nagesh, Rakesh and Jeevan.........

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    We are dedicated party workers... only paid workers like you switch the party..

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  • Rajesh Gonsalves, Mangalore / Cairo

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    Jeevan, You are 100% right. Not only you Yeddy, Dhananjay, Shobha, etc all were dedicated party workers of BJP. When money talks, truth is silent my friend.

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    Looks like BJP in Karnataka will be just history.

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  • Rakesh shetty, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    I FEEL THAT POST MUST GO TO NALEEN KUMAR KATEELJI.

    HE IS A HAVING GOOD LEADERSHIP SKILL AND HARD WORKING CAPABILITY. JAI HO.

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    If Naleen Kateel is made BJP State President, it will only demonstrate (il)literacy of the state Population, or its disrespect for education.

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  • Shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    Rakesh Shetty, are you really supporting "Kateelji" for the post. The only MP in the history you can't converse neither in English nor in Hindi.

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    BJP is sinking ship any moment from now onward as local body elections were concluded.In DK/BELLARY(ANANAD SINGH BJP MLA WENT FOR A TIRUPATHI PADAYATHRA)North Karnataka(Udasi/NIRANI/KATTI.MACCHULONGU...are all deserted BJP,DVS/ISH/R ASHOK are not in good terms!!Nobody cares President of the BJP under the strange circumstance and before election to Assembly, more MLAs are likely to desert BJP.Therefore ISHWARAPPA decided to quit from sinking ship abruptly leaving passengers @ shock!!!

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  • el en tauro, manglore

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    Aiyyyoyyo

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    Ishwarappa clever politician and I think he don't want to be scapegoat for any disastrous performance of BJP in forthcoming Assembly election.Some are how BJP president ship is on offer for grabbing!!DVS is likely to take over if my guess is right.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    Ismail,

    You were worried about BJP's president appointment. You were questioning BJP's capability of appointing new president. Now you are taking U turn as expected.

    Eshwarappa was told to resign. In fact 10 days back I clearly told you here, we will have new president in 15-20 days. It is happening now what I said.

    BJP has announced CM candidate and will have new president in a week. But pathless congis have announced PM candidate 15 months before the election and not capable enough to announce CM candidate for the election which is due in 2 months. That is why we call congress as jokers party.

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  • Jacobnelson, Bejai

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    Count the dislike!!!!

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    Dinesh Poojari....In fact now the Pandora box is opened which was postponed several times due to tug of war between A.KUMAR-RSS-BJP. DVS's dissent @ the moment is BJP president 'chair' issue which was promised earlier by BJP H.Command.In the process,A.Kumar came in between DVS and H.Command that put the process on hold.Interestingly,once up on a time A.Kumar was mentor of DVS and both were together played politics in sidelining Mr DANAJAKUMAR by getting DVS to contest from Mangalore MP Constituency .Now,a proverb which seems be reality to DVS is that What goes around is come around!! RSS's ion(NALEEN),A.KUMAR's ion(KARJOLA),BJP H. Command's ion is DVS !!!!!!Now whoever comes to the post should face other two side's wrath for sure.
    Summery...It does not matter who will preside over sinking ship but as buddy (SHARATH)opined is correct because Vokkaligas are very angry for dethroning DVS and if President Chair offered to Vakkaliga leader (DVS)then the combination of VAKKALIGA-LINGAYATH(SHETTAR)may work ray of hope to get respectable numbers of MLAs but not magic number of MLAs to form either alliance Govt or it's own.

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    Hi, Dinesh Poojary,
    Better jokers than looters. BJP has proved that your guys loot the state to fund the election and pay for the buys who commit atrocities. Don't you know that jobless youth were employed to pelt stones at Churches and were paid for it? BJP will pay for it this time during election.

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  • Rajesh Gonsalves, Mangalore / Cairo

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    Nothing new here. Just a ploy to give jobless DVS some work. Also DVS giving statements to press during ULB elections regarding party candidates for assembly by, bypassing KSE must have irked him. Just wait, there is more to come. This is just the gas, s#iT is yet to come out.

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Thu, Mar 7 2013

    BJP Karnataka passing in a very very difficult time under the circumstances...There are no coordination/understanding between the senior leaders. DVS is not in good terms with Shettar because the latter's betrayal and align with BSY to grab CM post and once again Anath Kumar's interference in the party sidelining ISH,coupled with R Ashok's quiet working together with A.KUMAR to become Numero UNO!!!! These are the CHOW CHOW problems which could be sorted it out the moment and after or before Assembly election, I AM NOT SURPRISED IF ALL THESE PROBLEM COULD BE SOLVED BY INDUCTING BSY TO BJP ONCE AGAIN BECAUSE BJP AND BSY ,both are the looser if they depart!!In politics there are no friends or foes permanently EXCEPT CONGRESS and BJP..

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  • C Sharath, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 8 2013

    Excuse me...small correction....BSY is the looser only if he departs from Madam/Congres's supari. If BJP collapses Yeddi will be Mr Clean from corruption, else JAILUVAASA KATITTA BUTHI.

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