When BS Yeddyurappa led the BJP to form its first government in south India in Karnataka in May 2008, a BJP activist in Bangalore, in the midst of all the jubilation wondered aloud how long. Because just about anyone who has worked with Yeddyurappa in the party is familiar with his mercurial temper. Hence his ability to play an innings lasting five years was always suspect. For those in doubt, ask Venkaiah Naidu, whose laptop never switched on again, after Yeddyurappa 'powered' it ! Therefore it came as no surprise when he was asked to leave the field after three years in office. But Yeddyurappa who displayed all the qualities of a bad loser, wanted to become selector once he was booted out as captain.
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