Karnataka BJP leaders received a nod from the central leadership last week and met Yeddyurappa here and asked him to decide a date for his formal return to the party.
Yeddyurappa had left the BJP in 2012 after a serious fallout with the top brass
Sources in the BJP's top brass said that Yeddyurappa's return to the party will be unconditional and that he will not contest the Lok Sabha elections due in some months. But later, the party decided to field him to boost its political fortune in the southern state where it had formed its first government under the same man in 2008.
It was also learnt that Yeddyurappa is likely to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Shimoga, which is currently represented by his son B S Raghavendra.