Amid much chaos at a press conference in Bangalore, BS Yeddyurappa offered some breathing space to his party by declaring that he is not quitting the BJP just yet. However, he made it clear that he has the support of 70 of the party's 121 MLAs, and that they remain loyal to him. Mr Yeddyurappa also reasserted his demand that current chief minister, Sadananda Gowda, be replaced. Nine months ago, when he was forced to resign as chief minister, it was Mr yeddyurappa who hand-picked Mr Gowda as his successor. He now wants the head of the government to be picked from his Lingayat community.