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Former CM of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa announce retirement from active politics, says – work till the last breath…

BS Yediyurappa: Karnataka BJP's veteran leader Yediyurappa has retired from active politics. Yeddyurappa said that he will now work for the BJP till death.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Chennai: Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and senior BJP leader BS Yediyurappa has announced his retirement from active politics. He gave his last speech in the assembly on Friday (February 24). Yeddyurappa said, “I have decided to retire from active politics, but will work till my last breath to make BJP win. My only aim is to bring BJP back to power and I am sure it will happen.” Please tell that today was the last day of the budget session of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly.

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Earlier, on Wednesday (February 22) Yeddiyurappa had said that “I have already announced that I will not contest elections this time, but till my last breath I will actively work for the success of the party.”

yediyurappa farewell speech
In his farewell speech, Yediyurappa said that on many occasions the opposition had commented that BJP has sidelined me, but I want to make it clear that I have been sworn in as Chief Minister four times. So many opportunities have not been given to any other leader. I will always be grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

PM praises the speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday praised BS Yeddyurappa’s farewell speech, saying it reflected the party’s ethics. PM Modi said, “As a BJP worker, I found this speech very inspiring. It reflects the ethics of our party. It will surely inspire other party workers as well.”

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Significantly, BS Yediyurappa became the President of Karnataka BJP in 1988. He was first elected to the lower house of the Karnataka Legislature in 1983 and has represented the Shikaripura constituency six times since then.

Yediyurappa served as the 19th CM of Karnataka from July 2019 to July 2021. He was preceded by Basavaraj Bommai. Currently, he is a member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. He served as a CM four times and thrice as a Leader of the Opposition in Karnataka Assembly.

Yediyurappa was born on Feburary 27, 1942 in Krishnarajpet. He completed his education and was first appointed as a clerk in the social welfare department in 1965 but he soon quit. Later, he joined as a clerk at a rice mill.

Later, he married Mythradevi, the daughter of a rice mill owner in 1967. He has three daughters Arunadevi, Padmavati and Umadevi and two sons including B.Y. Raghavendra, and B.Y. Vijayendra.

He is a follower of Basavanna and has been associated with RSS since his college days.

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Mythradevi died while drawing water in 2004. His daughter Soundarya died by suicide in January 2022.

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