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Yeddyyurappa confident on regional party, will not topple BJP govt

Posted on Dec 06, 08:19PM | UNI

Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today categorically stated that he will not return to the BJP 'in his life time' and will not attempt to topple the Jagadish Shettar government till its term ends in May next year.

Addressing mediapersons here the angry leader who was associated with the BJP for over 4 decades, he said that he should not be held responsible if the government falls on its own follies and crackdown on his supporters in the BJP.

Mr Yeddyurappa, replying to a question said he had completely severed his ties with the BJP and will not go back. He also ruled out aligning with the BJP in the post election scenario next year in the event of a hung Assembly.

Asserting that he still had a support of over 50 legislators and ministers he said he had asked them not to attend the Convention of the Karnataka Janata Party to be held in Haveri on December 9. "If they attend, I can't stop them" he added.

He did not want to send wrong signal to the people that he was instrumental in pulling down Mr Shettar, whom he had installed as Chief Minister, he said.