Shettar's decision is his loss entirely: K.S. Eshwarappa (IANS Interview)
By Arun Lakshman
Bengaluru, May 3 (IANS) Former Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka and senior leader of the BJP, K.S. Eshwarappa, has said that he was voluntarily retiring from active politics. But, there were reports that he made such a statement to register his opposition before the BJP central leadership for its decision of not giving him a ticket to contest from Shivammoga. Eshwarappa, in a phone interview with IANS, however, expressed unhappiness over his former colleague Jagadish Shettar's decision to join the Congress.