Bangalore, Jan 3: Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa is an angry man, so much so that he had mustered the courage to issue an ultimatum to BJP high command to give him a suitable post before Jan 15. With the in-fighting in the state BJP getting more and more evident, Yeddyurappa has chosen the right time to voice his demand.
Yeddyurappa had grabbed media headlines when he was ousted off his Chief Minister position over corruption charges in Aug 2011. He was confident all this while that he would be offered a suitable position at the "appropriate time", but his patience has worn out and said that he would wait till Jan 15 for the same.
Speaking to reporters, Yeddyurappa said that he was also ready to travel to Delhi in the second week of Jan and added, “Let me see what will happen. I will wait till January 15.” There were rumours doing the rounds earlier that he might float his own party if the BJP's central leadership does not conceded to his demands.
Meanwhile, BSY also ruled out chances of a mid-term poll in the state and said that the BJP administration would complete its full term, ie..till 2013. A delegation of BJP MLAs had met with BSY that was led by Home Minister R Ashoka. They had requested him not to take any hasty decision on his future course of action. They also asked him not to leave the party. BSY's demand for reinstatement had fallen on deaf ears.
Earlier, Yeddyurappa and State BJP President Eshwarappa was involved in a war of words. Yeddy even went to the extent of saying that Eshwarappa was responsible for his landing in jail and that he was trying to oust him from the party. Eshwarappa, making matters difficult for BSY had stated that no position of importance could be given to him until he comes clean in the various corruption cases.