Attempting a new beginning and letting bygones be bygones, there are rumours doing the rounds that he might float a new party and has reportedly moved to his new office. Sources have claimed that he might launch his own party, the Karnataka Janata Party, after the BJP snubbed him and refused to back him in times of crisis.
He has also detached himself from the BJP and chosen to open his new office in the same location the BJP had its previous office. There are also reports that Yeddyurappa will be vacating his residence at Race Course Road that had apparently brought him a lot of good luck where he stayed as Opposition leader in 2004, Deputy CM in 2006 and CM in 2008.
Speaking to reporters near his new office, Yeddyurappa has been seen overseeing the arrangements and commenting, “We're taking this office on rent.” There are rumours that he has invited many BJP leaders for the opening ceremony of his new office, though not many are expected. The party members are likely to boycott the function as they fear they will be accused of anti-party activities. This is also seen as a move that will compel BJP top brass to expel him from the party, that will ultimately lead to Yeddyurappa cashing in on the sympathy factor.
The real reason for Yeddyurappa to shift from his present residence is believed to be that State Planning Board Deputy Chairman Ramachandra Gowda's term as an MLC is coming to an end and he is expected to file his nomination to recontest on Friday. The fact is that the Race Course Road house is in Gowda's name that was originally allotted to him in his capacity as Deputy Chairman. He had to resign the post before filing his nomination.
Yeddyurappa’s new office belongs to an MLC close to him.