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Yeddyurappa to resign from BJP before Dec 10

Bangalore, Oct 24 () : Deciding to break ties with the BJP, former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa has at last made up his mind to  part  ways and launch a new party of his own, which he is likely to announce on Dec 10.

While celebrating Ayudha Puja in his Bangalore office, Yeddyurappa said,”I shall not mingle with the BJP hereafter. I will do only those things which I feel are right. Before Dec 10, I will resign from the party, from state assembly as well as the primary membership.”

A disappointed Yeddyurappa who had parted ways from the BJP as he was told to tender his resignation from chief ministership of Karnataka after being charged in an illegal mining case, said that he will be commencing the process of initiating his new party from Wednesday.

However, Yeddyurappa claimed that he has no idea of causing any damage to the BJP government even if he resigns from the state assembly. When asked by reporters to clarify  about Prahalad Joshi’s comments that BJP chief Nitin Gadkari is trying to convince Yeddyurappa not to leave the party, the former chief minister replied no such effort has ever been taken by any of the BJP leaders regarding the matter.

Yeddyurappa is no more interested in having links with the BJP unless he is assured by the party high command to once again swear him as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, which the BJP will not accept, said sources.

The former Lingayat chief minister, Yeddyurappa was the first to bring about a BJP rule in the southern side, who had certain misunderstanding with the BJP leaders in the recent past after he was asked to resign his post following charges of illegal mining.

Meanwhile, the Congress on the other hand is sure to succeed in the coming election as the people of Karnataka have been fed up with BJP rule and are expecting a good change, said Veerappa Moily former CM of Karnataka.