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BS Yeddyurappa to quit BJP tomorrow

Posted on Nov 29, 05:57PM | IBNS

Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Thursday said he will quit Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday.

Yeddyurappa said he is going to resign as an assembly member on the same day.

"I am going to go in a march along with my supporters to Vidhana Soudha tomorrow at 12 noon and submit resignation to my assembly membership," Yeddyurappa told reporters.

He earlier said he will formally launch his new political outfit Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) on Dec 9.

Yeddyurappa said he will not 'destabilise' the Karnataka government.

"We are not going to destabilise the Karnataka government. I made him (Jagadish Shettar ) the Chief Minister. I don't want the public to blame me," he told NDTV earlier this week.

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.