New Delhi: Ignored by his party and betrayed by some of his close aides, BJP’s beleaguered former chief minister of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa has literally made up his mind to cut all ties with the saffron brigade.
Reports, Friday, claimed that the Lingayat leader and his loyalists are currently weighing all options available to them, especially in view of the changed political situation after the Supreme Court gave a go ahead to the CBI to probe corruption charges against Yeddyurappa.
The possibility of Yeddyurappa floating a new political outfit is also on cards with the BSY loyalists suggesting that the forthcoming Assembly Elections be contested under its banner.
Lending credence to this speculation is a report that Yeddyurappa has set up his own office in the BJP’s old office premises on 17th Cross, Malleswaram, which is just a kilometer away from the party’s main office on 11th Cross Temple Street in Malleswaram.
Yeddyurappa’s decision to set up his own office has surprised many who are questioning the move as a BJP office already exists.
As per reports, the inauguration of Yeddyurappa’s new office coincides with the visit of BJP’s Karnataka in-charge, Dharmendra Pradhan, and party general secretary, Arun Jaitley today to iron out differences in the state unit leaders.
The Lingayat leader, who has so far kept his cards close to his chest, has categorically rejected reports about his much-rumoured exit from BJP. His loyalists claim that the new office will be used by Yeddyurappa for interacting with supporters and the general public over the coming days.
BJP sources in Karnataka claim that the BSY camp is very upset over the fact that the central leadership has repeatedly ignored their beloved leader and those in the state unit have attempted to sideline him further.
Yeddyurappa is too upset with the high command for not reinstating him as the state’s chief minister six months after he resigned over a slew of corruption charges.
The party insiders say that BSY has a long list of MLAs who are ready to fight the next Assembly Elections under his leadership. There is a growing feeling in the BSY camp that it is the right time for Yeddyurappa to announce the formation of his new party and the same could be done after he completes state wide tour in the coming days.