Yeddy returns to ‘parent’ party
Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Monday announced he will return to the BJP ‘unconditionally’. In 2011, Yeddyurappa, a popular BJP leader from the Lingayat community, was forced to quit after his 40-year long association with the party after he was indicted on illegal mining issue by findings of the Lokayukta. After being sidelined by the BJP, Yeddyurappa had formed his own Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) party in December last year. ‘I will give good news in the first week of New Year. I know the party (the BJP) has suffered due to my absence. I will not only rejoin my parent party but also tour the entire state to strengthen the hands of Narendra Modi to make him the Prime Minister,’ Yeddyurappa said at his home constituency of Shikaripura.