21 September, 2020

‘Nobody In The BJP Is Happy, Everyone’s Keeping Quiet’

The former Karnataka chief minister is determined to launch his regional party, the Karnataka Janata Party (KJP)

Sanjay Rawat
‘Nobody In The BJP Is Happy, Everyone’s Keeping Quiet’
outlookindia.com
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The signs are ominous for the BJP across India. So feels B.S. Yediyurappa. The former Karnataka chief minister is determined to launch his regional party, the Karnataka Janata Party (KJP), after he told BJP troubleshooter Arun Jaitley last week that he could not go back on his decision to leave the party he brought to power for the first time in southern India in 2008. “Nobody speaks. Nobody’s happy. They are all keeping quiet. But I’m in touch with all leaders, Gopinath Mundeji, Vasundhararajeji and others,” Yediyurappa tells Imran Qureshi in an interview.:

The BJP has gone over board in trying to appease you and stop you from launching a regional party. What has made you so bitter about the party that you brought to power in Karnataka ?

First, H. D. Kumaraswamy ( JDS leader who did not hand over power to B. S. Yeddyurappa as per the JDS-BJP coalition government arrangement) betrayed me. That is one type of betrayal. Then, there was the other type of betrayal. Justice...

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