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'Bickering in BJP has reduced after Yeddy's exit': Sadananda Gowda

Posted on Jan 08, 11:49AM | UNI

Former Karnataka chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda today said the bickerings within the party had come down after former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa exited from the BJP.

"The in fighting in the party that existed when Mr Yeddyurappa was in the party has come down drastically after his quitting," he added.

Addressing a press conference here, Mr Gowda said the claims of Yeddyurappa of having massive support from people of North Karnataka or a particular caste was 'far from truth'. People have realised his intentions after he quit the party and became Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) President.

"Now BJP has to concentrate on countering KJP by creating awareness among the people. Nobody can claim of having support of a particular community since public will look into development and not in caste based politics. This should be understood by the leaders," he added.

Mr Gowda held Chief Minister's post for nine months after Mr Yeddyurappa was forced to step down after being named in the Lokayukta report on illegal mining and faced cases alleging corruption, denotification of land and nepotism.