Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) President B S Yeddyurappa today drew curtains to speculations by announcing his party’s merger with BJP shortly.
Speaking to newspersons after attending a function in his home town here he said it is his last meeting of the party and KJP will be merged with BJP very shortly. The merger is without any condition but to strengthen hands of BJP to win minimum 20 seats in the next Lok Sabha election in Karnataka, the added. ‘I had discussion with BJP National President Rajnath Singh during his recent visit to Bangalore and the green signal is expected any time. “My aim is to see that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi becomes the next Prime Minister,’ he added.
“I had to come out of BJP due to various reasons. Now BJP has also realised that my quitting had damaged that party in the Assembly elections and I too could get only ten per cent of the votes polled.
More than all, there is no parallel to Mr Modi as Prime Minister and hence I expressed my desire to rejoin,’ he added.
About his next step, he said ‘strengthen BJP and win more seats to see that Mr Modi becomes the next Prime Minister.’
Replying to a question, Mr Yeddyurappa said KJP legislators had expressed their support to his move and details would be worked out soon.