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Yeddyurappa hints at leaving BJP

BJP's former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, battling a dozen cases of corruption, indicated leaving the party but would decide on the step only in December.

With the Bharatiya Janata Party central leaders rejecting his bid to become chief minister again or to be made state party chief, the scandals-scarred Yeddyurappa told reporters here that he felt ‘suffocated’ in the party.

He said he was ‘waiting for an opportune time’ to decide his future and would take a decision by December end.

Asked why he was waiting so long, Yeddyurappa, who quit July last year over mining bribery charges, said he did not want to rock the Jagadish Shettar government, the third BJP regime in just over four years of is first rule in the state. The former chief minister said since he quit the post he had been ‘working not only a ruling party member and also as opposition party member’ and claimed credit for several measures the Shettar government has announced after coming to power in July this year.
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