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Yeddyurappa to quit BJP by Nov end

Posted on Nov 12, 06:12PM | UNI

Firm on the decision to disassociate himself from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa today indicated that he would quit the party by this month end.

Talking to reporters here, he said though he had decided to leave the party on December 9, he would now 'possibly quit BJP by the month end. All attempts to pacify him by the BJP national leadership had come to a nought.

He said there was no going back on his plans to quit BJP and floating his party. 'The process of joining KJP has already begun,' he added.

Mr Yeddyurappa is likely to formally join the Kannada Janatha Paksha (KJP) on December 9 at a massive rally to be held in Haveri. Most of his followers had already taken up position in that Party.

The rally was slated for December 10, however, he advanced it by a day after the Jagadish Shettar Government decided to have the winter session of the state legislature between December 5 and 13 at Belgaum.