Yeddy formally rejoins BJP

In a low key homecoming, former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Thursday formally rejoined the BJP, more than a year after he deserted the party and floated his own outfit.

Yeddyurappa was welcomed by BJP Karnataka unit president Prahlad Joshi and other senior state leaders as he stepped into the party state headquarters along with his supporters. He was given the party primary membership at a function in which no national leader was present.

‘Let us forget the past....let us remove the mutual suspicion and work together as the children of a mother’, said Yeddyurappa, who had announced the decision of his party Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) to merge with BJP a week ago.

He said ‘because of our certain wrong decisions’ the Congress which had been pushed to the corner had returned to power in Karnataka and added, ‘we had committed an unpardonable crime (by enabling it).’
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