The former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday predicted that the State Assembly may face polls in February itself.

“Going by the present developments in the State, there is a likelihood of the Assembly elections being held in February, and the new government being formed in April,” Mr. Yeddyurappa said while addressing the Village Assistants’ Association of the Revenue Department.

His statement has assumed importance as the former Chief Minister has been consistently maintaining that his move to join a new party would not come in the way of the Jagadish Shettar government completing its full term. Even after holding a meeting of his supporters on Tuesday, he had stated that there was no threat to the Shettar government.