The picture the BJP leaders are now portraying, is that of a party that has become "pure" after the exit of Mr Yeddyurappa, who has been credited with mostly being responsible for installing the party's first-ever government in the South but has been mired in allegations of corruption.
During public meetings, BJP leaders have been harping on allegations of corruption during his rule that led to his being sent to jail after he was indicted by Lok Ayukta on graft charges.
On the contrary, they say, the D V Sadananda Gowda and Jagadish Shettar governments were scam-free.
The BJP may be a divided house, but its leaders are united in attacking Mr Yeddyurappa, whose utterances are a clear indication that he treats the party of his four-decade old association as its biggest political enemy.
Mr Yeddyurappa proved a point in the recent Urban Local Bodies elections in which his fledgling Karnataka Janatha Paksha (KJP) ensured that BJP was forced to share the third slot with Janata Dal-Secular or JD(S), headed by former Prime Minister H D Devegowda.
But the gritty leader failed to make a big mark in establishing his independent political identity, and just played spoilsport for the BJP.
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