B.S. Yeddyurappa, who lost his job as Chief Minister in the wake of his indictment by the Lokayukta in the illegal mining scam, on Tuesday publicly said he would return to the post in six months. His remark came at an informal meeting with government officials here.

Video footage beamed by TV channels showed an unidentified official telling Mr. Yeddyurappa that it had been a pleasure to work with him. And the BJP leader's response was that he would be back as Chief Minister in six months.

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