Yeddyurappa explains why he chose not to float new party

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Bangalore, Aug 1: After lying low for a while, former Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa has mellowed down and seem to have done a lot of thinking on his political career. After rumours started doing the rounds on his quitting the BJP and floating his own party, he cleared the air and stated that there were no such plans.

Yeddyurapppa has been quoted as saying, "I will not quit BJP at any cost. Though I am disturbed, there is no confusion over this decision. I will tour the state over the next three months to strengthen the BJP and interact with people in drought-hit areas. My single-point agenda is to ensure that the BJP secures majority in the forthcoming Assembly elections."

Assuring his allegiance towards the party, Yeddyurappa said that all he wanted to do was to work for the party and was not after any position. Talking to mediapersons, he added, "The party has given me everything. It made me Deputy Chief Minister, state Unit President and the Chief Minister, too. I will not ask central leaders for anything. I don't want to be the Chief Minister again nor do I want the state President's post."

On his thoughts behind sticking to the party, Yeddyurappa spoke frankly and said, "When there was a delay on the part of the party in changing the leadership, I frankly thought of forming a new outfit. If I form a new party now, how can I explain my decision to the people? At the most, I can say that the party did not give me a post as promised by central leaders. Do you think people will accept this explanation?"

Yeddyurappa also explained on why people will vote for the BJP in the upcoming Legislative Assembly Election even if he was not projected as CM and stated that he would go out of his way to convince voters that an eligible leader would be made the CM. He also added that he feel less guilty after another prominent Lingayat leader Jagadish Shettar was made the CM.

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