Yeddyurappa exempts Ministers, MPs from attending Haveri Rally
Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who is floating a regional outfit by splitting the BJP in Karnataka, today 'exempted' Ministers and MPs from attending the Rally on December 9.
Talking to newsmen here, he said 'there is no need of State Ministers and MPs to attend the Rally, however, Legislators, who have faith in me can attend, it is left to them.
Mr Yeddyurappa reiterated that 'come what may, I am forming a new regional party and there is no question of looking back on the decision.' Stating that he will not be attending the Belgaum Session beginning from December 5, Mr Yeddyurappa said he would be tendering his resignation to the MLA post and BJP by end of this month.
'I will quit and after becoming Karnataka Janata Paksha President will strive to build it. From tomorrow I am touring the Districts. I am forming new party to protect the interests of the people and not with any selfish motive.' He said times have changed, now regional parties play a vital role in the national politics. 'In Tamil Nadu the regional party getting things done from the Centre by supporting the ruling party,' he added.