Bangalore, Oct 24: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka has a new opponent now. If media reports are to be believed Former Karnataka Chief Minister and erstwhile BJP strongman BS Yeddyurappa will launch his new party Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) on December 10. It is said that KJP was registered as a political party with the Election Commission in April 2011.
On December 9 Yeddyurappa will officially give up the primary membership of the BJP and quit the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, said a close aide of former Chief Minister of Karnataka. He is likely to launch his party in Haveri.
Speculations over Yeddyurappa's resignation were rife following his statement saying that he should not be asked questions regarding BJP as he is no more a part of the party.
The former Karnataka CM on Tuesday, Oct 23 was quoted as saying, "I am not going to talk anything related to BJP, because I am not in the party. So I am not going to talk anything related to that party. I am going to start a new party on the December 10."
Close sources of Yeddyurappa already had informed that the leader was determined to launch his new party in order to contest in the upcoming assembly elections in the state.
Yeddyurappa may also organise a state-wide yatra to reach to the people. Lingayat leaders might be in a fix as they might be confused over switching their support from BJP to Yeddyurappa.