The former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party would offer suitable positions to his followers. “In the interest of the nation, the Karnataka Janata Paksha has merged with the BJP unconditionally. I am sure that the BJP leaders would properly assess the capabilities of my followers from the KJP and assign suitable responsibilities to them,” he told presspersons here on Sunday.

Mr. Yeddyurappa said that the Congress could come to power in the State owing to the division of votes between the BJP and the KJP. The people are disillusioned with the misrule of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre and Congress dispensation in the State. “The people are eager to defeat the Congress in the Lok Sabha election. I decided to join BJP to avoid any division of votes during the Lok Sabha election,” he said.

To whether he would contest the Lok Sabha election, Mr. Yeddyurappa said that the party leaders would take a decision.

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