Eshwarappa’s Supporters Disagree With His Retirement From Politics

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K.S Eshwarappa, a former minister of the Indian state of Karnataka, announced his intention to quit electoral politics, causing unrest among his supporters in Shivamogga. After news of his retirement spread, BJP workers gathered at K.S Eshwarappa’s house and shouted slogans that he should stay. Several leaders of the party, including T.D. Megharaj, even paid him a visit to try and convince him to change his mind.

Not all of Eshwarappa’s supporters reacted peacefully. Some of them even burst tyres on the Malleshwara Nagar road in fury. When asked, K.S. spoke openly about how hard it was to make the controversial decision. He accepted that if he had consulted with his supporters beforehand, his decision would have been met with dissent, as everyone wanted him to continue in electoral politics.

B.Y. Raghavendra, the Shivamogga Lok Sabha Member, was also surprised when he found out about Eshwarappa’s retirement. He said that although it was sad news, it had only increased his respect for the former minister. B.Y. Raghavendra also added that his party would continue to take guidance from him to further strengthen the organization.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is one of the most influential political parties in India. It is the ruling party of the country and also the largest political party in terms of membership in the world. Founded in 1980, BJP has adopted right-wing ideologies and has been in power for over 15 years. The party is led by Amit Shah, the current Home Minister of India.

K.S. Eshwarappa is a veteran BJP party leader from Karnataka. He has been a Minister and leader in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly for multiple terms. He was appointed as the BJP national Vice president in 2014 and has worked with the party on various projects since then. Throughout his political career, he has been known as an efficient administrator and a capable manager.