Karnataka polls: Yeddyurappa eyes all 224 seats
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yeddyurappa has said he will field Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) candidates in all 224 seats in the Karnataka Assembly polls due next year.
Pertinently, the former Karnataka Chief Minister is expected to lead his own political party KJP after leaving the BJP.
"I will field KJP candidates in all 224 seats in the next Assembly elections," Yeddyurappa told reporters here.
The party is expected to be formally launched in December during a rally in Haveri district.
Yeddyurappa last week said his decision to leave the BJP remained unchanged.
"There is no change in my decision to leave BJP," Yeddyurappa had told reporters.
"Before that, I will resign from BJP and my assembly membership," he said.
He is expected to quit the BJP by the end of November.
Yeddyurappa, on July 31 last year, was forced to resign as chief minister of Karnataka after he was indicted by the then Karnataka Lokayukta N. Santosh Hedge in the illegal mining report.
He and his family members were named by Hegde in what was called a Rs 16,000 crore illegal mining scam.
Yeddyurappa walked out of jail on Nov 8 on bail.