Yeddyurappa likely to join Mulayam Singh's Samajwadi Party

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Bangalore, Oct 4: Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa is likely to join Samajwadi Party (SP)-led by Mulayam Singh Yadav. The news over Yeddyurappa's inclination towards Mulayam's party surfaced at a time when speculations were rife over BSY's resignation from BJP.

Yeddyurappa's aides earlier had held two rounds of meeting with the Samajwadi Party supremo but failed to come up with any concrete results. Now, once again his aides hinted that Yeddyurappa-Mulayam unison is on cards.

One of his aides has been quoted as saying, "Yeddyurappa explored the option of joining SP. But everything depends on the outcome of the meeting with Mulayam Singh Yadav and it is expected shortly."

However, BSY did not speak about his plan to join Samajwadi Party as he stated that he would not join any mainstream political party, rather he would launch his own party.

Confirming about his decision of quitting BJP, the former Karnataka CM said, "Yes, it is true that I am not interested in continuing with the BJP. I am not joining any leading political party. That I am planning to launch a regional outfit is also true. I am fed up of BJP."

"I know my fate. I also know that I cannot aspire to become the CM of the BJP government or the president of the state unit of the party. Such days are over. When I quit the BJP, I will launch a new party," added Yeddyurappa.

The former CM earlier had announced his plan to hold a state-wide campaign to mobilise support. Sources also reported that he will launch his new party in Davangere on Nov 19.

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