New Delhi: Putting to rest all speculation on his next move, former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Monday announced will float a new political party on December 10.
The Lingayat strongman said that he has no relationship with the BJP and his focus is the new party.
"I am not going to talk anything related to BJP, because I am not in the party. I am going to start a new party on the December 10," Yeddyurappa said.
As per reports, Yeddyurappa has already begun finalising candidates who will contest the next assembly elections from his new party and has invited leaders from all districts for discussion.
He had earlier announced that he would embark on a state-wide tour after resigning his Assembly membership in December.
Yeddyurappa, who quit the chief ministership in July 2011 over mining bribery charges, has been slamming both national and state BJP leaders for not reinstating him as chief minister or appointing him as Karnataka BJP chief.
First Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 13:35