Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) chief BS Yeddyurappa is all set to make a formal comeback into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which he had deserted to form his own outfit more than a year ago.
Yeddyurappa had earlier voiced his support towards Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi becoming the prime minister and said the merge could strengthen the BJP. The BJP forced Yeddyurappa to resign as Karnataka's Chief Minister in July 2011 after ombudsman report indicted him in the illegal mining case.
Sidelined by the BJP top leadership, he subsequently quit the party and formed KJP.
In May 2013 assembly polls, the KJP had secured six seats and 10 per cent vote share but it managed to unseat the first BJP state government in the state and the Congress party came to power.