Quitting BJP was a mistake, rues BSY

Quitting BJP was a mistake, rues BSY

When B S Yeddyurappa walked out of the BJP, he was loud and clear that he would teach the party a lesson for humiliating him.

But on Thursday, when he re-embraced it, he said he had committed a mistake by leaving the party and that had resulted in the Congress returning to power in the State. 

Soon after obtaining primary membership of the BJP at the party office in Bangalore, the former chief minister said, “We have committed an unpardonable crime by allowing the Congress to come to power. The people are suffering because of our mistakes and we have to bear with the Congress government which has failed on all fronts.”

‘No prime position’

He said the party leaders should go to the Lok Sabha polls telling the people to pardon their mistakes and that they would not repeat them. Yeddyurappa said he would not seek any prime position in the party.

“The party has made me chief minister... what more do I need ?” he said. However, he sought that all Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) office-bearers and workers be accommodated back into the party. “Let us forget that I had quit the BJP to form the KJP. Let us start a new chapter,” he said.

Later, he caught up with the developments in the party during the last one year by holding discussions with senior state leaders. Informal discussion on shortlisting the candidates for the Lok Sabha polls were also held.

Earlier in the day,Yeddyurappa and his supporters assembled at the KJP office and then offered prayers at the Kadu Malleswara temple before moving on to the BJP office. Seven of the nine BJP state presidents, who held office since the inception of the party in 1980, were present.

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