Yeddyurappa was speaking to presspersons at the Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) party, which he is set to join on Dec 9.
After refusing to respond to senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley who tried to persuade him to stay back in the party, the Lingayat strongman slammed the party's central leadership again. Yeddyurappa, who is adamant to quit the BJP any moment from now, accused the central BJP leadership of fooling him several times in the past and said it was trying to confuse his supporters. He said he had already left the BJP and challenged state leaders like KS Eshwarappa and HN Ananth Kumar to build the party.
Indicating that the BJP would suffer a setback in his absence, Yeddyurappa said some BJP leaders had asked him not to quit the party at the Hubli convention and even promised that he would be made the chief minister again.