Finally! BSY has resigned formally announcing to form a new party in Karnataka! The growing differences between BSY and his party within the last year came public when Yeddyurappa had favoured Pranab Mukherjee,the Congress Presidential Candidate,over his party’s choice,Jaswant Singh.He had also praised Sonia Gandhi’s political skills,leaving people speculate if Congress was his next option.Previously,July 5th was the date set by Yeddyurappa and his followers in the party to remove Gowda,the acting CM in Yeddyurappa’s absence as Yeddy was defending himself in the court of law against Scam allegations. BJP headquarters had declared that Yeddy will be made the CM only after he is given clean-chit from court.
Yeddyurappa has praised Pranab Mukherjee considering him best suited for the President’s post and also requested his own party supported candidate, P A Sangma to accept defeat and avoid going to Supreme Court to appeal against Pranab Mukherjee.Interestingly, BJP has been left red-faced after there has been cross-voting from Karnataka in favour of Pranab ! Is this Yeddyurappa’s way of showing discontentment towards his own party ? By the way, Who may be the cross voters ? 😉