|Caption: Former CM B.S.Yeddyurappa waving at his supporters upon arriving at the Srivaratri Rajendra Circle in city this morning.
Mysore, Apr. 24- "I am undergoing a political banishment (rajakiya vanavasa)… but I will come out of it soon… many forces are working together to suppress me… but it is only going to increase my strength," said former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa.
He was speaking to media persons after performing puja at Sri Chamundeshwari shrine atop Chamundi Hill, this morning.
Replying to a question about the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) seeking a CBI probe into the "windfall profits" allegedly made by Yeddyurappa and his kin by denotifying land, Yeddyurappa termed it as a conspiracy by his detractors and vowed that he would reveal all those involved in trying to curtail his political career.
To a query whether he would form a new political outfit, Yeddyurappa denied it and said he would further strengthen the BJP in Karnataka.
Regarding the much talked about Cabinet expansion, Yeddyurappa said that the question must be put before the Chief Minister and the State BJP President.
Yeddyurappa, who arrived by road from Bangalore, reached and performed puja to Goddess Chamundeshwari from 8. 50 am to 9.20 am.
Earlier, he was accorded a grand welcome at the Toll Gate by District In-Charge Minister S.A. Ramdas, BJP legislators from Mysore and a large number of supporters who followed him to the hill shrine too.