In a meeting in Hubli, the leader clearly stated that he would not return to BJP again, but will keep supporting Narendra Modi from Karnataka Janatha Paksha (KJP).
Realizing the huge loss of seats that the party might face with his absence, BJP sought resolving the differences between Ananth Kumar and Yeddyurappa, wanting the latter to re-join the party. The party had also offered a platform for both to resolve their differences and function as a unit. But, Yeddyurappa closed all such propositions with a strong 'NO'.
Having cleared all doubts, Yeddyurappa further stated that KJP will contest for 10 seats in the next Lok Sabha elections. The leader was forced to resign as the chief minister, following his alleged involvement in illegal mining in a report by Lokayukta. Following this, he quit the BJP last December and floated the KJP.