In Indian politics, there are no permanent enemies, only permanent interests, to paraphrase Lord Palmerston. Nobody appears to be following this maxim more enthusiastically than B S Yeddyurappa, who had lost his chief ministership on corruption charges. The former Karnataka chief minister has been threatening to quit the Bharatiya Janata Party for some time as a result, but may be able to put his threats into practice only now. According to people in the know, he may be cosying up to one of his chief tormentors during his chief ministership, B Sreeramulu, to achieve this. Sreeramulu, and his business partner G Janardhana Reddy, had given Yeddyurappa a torrid time and even nearly brought down his government before his own party forced him to quit.