Estranged Karnataka BJP strongman BS Yeddyurappa, who is set to resign from primary membership of the party, on Friday became emotional as he recalled his long association with the party even as he trained his guns at BJP leaders for hatching a "conspiracy" against him.
"The party has given everything to me. And I have sacrificed my life to build my previous party (BJP)", he said, fighting back tears. Yeddyurappa said he is leaving the party "because of our own (BJP) people. They don't want me to continue in the party; that's why I am resigning from the primary membership as also MLAship". He is slated to tender his resignation to Speaker KG Bopaiah this afternoon. Yeddyurappa would also fax his resignation from the primary membership, sources said.
"Some people (in BJP) did not want to me to continue as Chief Minister. They tried to put me in the dock. I tolerated in the past one year with a lot of patience", Yeddyurappa said. "I am leaving the party with deep sadness". Without naming anybody, he said some state leaders "stabbed me in the back".