Disgruntled former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa is finally set to break away from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Yeddyurappa has said that he is not in the BJP and he will formally announce a new party on December 10.
“I am not going to talk anything related to BJP, because I am not in the party. So I am not going to talk anything related to that party. I am going to start a new party on the December 10,” Yeddyurappa said.
Yeddyurappa had earlier said he would embark on a statewide tour after resigning his Assembly membership in December. Sources close to the leader say Yeddyurappa has finalised plans to float a regional outfit in Karnataka ahead of the next year’s assembly polls. He has invited leaders from all districts for a discussion, the sources said.
Accusing the party leadership of deceiving him, the former Karnataka chief minister had earlier indicated he might launch his own party by year-end. Yeddyurappa, who quit the chief ministership in July 2011 over mining bribery charges, has been slamming both national and state BJP leaders for not reinstating him as chief minister or appointing him as Karnataka BJP chief.