Expressing his disappointment with the party in Karnataka, Yeddyurappa reiterated that he was betrayed by the central leadership who retracted from their promise of re-appointing him as the CM of the state.
Yeddyurappa, who is expected to launch his Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) on Dec 9, also hinted that it was central leadership led by BJP President Nitin Gadkari who allegedly had ignited the war between him and the then CM Sadananda Gowda.
Criticising the senior BJP leaders, Yeddyurappa said, "Sadananda Gowda promised me that he will resign from the post of CM..But central leadership told him not to resign."
It seems that Yeddyurappa has learnt a bitter lesson of keeping his faith on party leaders. Hence he claimed, "No more discussions with central or state leaders. With great disappointment, I decided to come out of BJP."
Yeddyurappa was disappointed with BJP leaders as he believes that he promoted Sadananda Gowda and Jagadish Shettar, but the duo had left him behind in the race to the throne.
The rebel BJP leader was forced to resign from CM post following his alleged involvement in several corruption cases including mining and land scams in Karnataka. Later he was arrested and was sent to jail.
To fill the vacuum, which was created after Yeddyurappa, Gowda succeeded him. However, Gowda could not last long as the CM as he confronted with tremendous pressure from Yeddyurappa's followers who demanded his ouster. Later he was asked to step down and Shettar was declared the CM.