Former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Wednesday said the Karnataka Janata Party (KJP), which he is expected to lead after parting ways with BJP, will contest all 224 seats in the state Assembly elections due early next year.
"I will field KJP candidates in all 224 seats in the next Assembly elections," the disgruntled BJP leader told reporters at Mantralaya, some 70 kms from here.
Yeddyurappa, who has announced his resolve to quit BJP this month end, said he was confident of his party reaping rich dividends in the next Assembly polls as regional parties were playing bigger role in country's politics.
Yeddyurappa last week installed his loyalist V Dhananjaya Kumar as the KJP, which is to be formally launched at a rally at Haveri on December 9.
Yeddyurappa ruled out alliance with JDS and Congress in future elections, but would have talks with farmers' bodies and other organisations for creating an impact in the polls.
Replying to a question, Yeddyurappa said though the Lokayukta report had not indicted him in illegal mining scam, he was forced to resign becuase party state President K S Eshwarappa and other leaders sent wrong message to the BJP central leaders.