BS Yediyurappa announces resignation as Karnataka CM with tears
On the day his government completed two years in office, BS Yediyurappa resigned as Karnataka chief minister on Monday
On the day his government completed two years in office, BS Yediyurappa resigned as Karnataka chief minister on Monday. The 78-year-old BJP veteran leader announced his decision to resign from the top post with tears in his eyes and choking voice in Vidhana Soudha’s banquet hall.
From Vidhana Soudha, Yediyurappa went straight to Raj Bhavan, where Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot wasted no time in accepting his two-line resignation letter, and issued a statement saying the council of ministers had been dissolved.
With this, the four-time chief minister finally drew curtains on speculation over leadership change in the State. Despite being a four-time chief minister, Yediyurappa has held the post only for five years and two months in total.
The suspense over who will succeed him, however, continues. The BJP central leadership is expected to send an observer to Karnataka to review the BJP Legislature Party meeting which is likely to be called on Wednesday or Thursday, where a new chief minister will be named.
Meanwhile, The BJP’s state unit President Nalin Kumar Kateel and Arun Singh have already stated that the new Chief Minister will be selected in the parliamentary board meeting and the process will be completed in a span of two to three days. It is said that the new Chief Minister will take oath by Thursday.