Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has resigned from the post. After two years of governance, he breaks down and drop from his post and resigns from chief minister designation.
Amid speculation about his resignation, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday said he would abide by the decision of the party high command.
Speaking to reporters, the 78-year-old said that the BJP central leadership’s decision will give him directions on July 25, a day before he completes two years in the chief minister’s office and he will follow them.
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa wept in the Karnataka Assembly today before announcing his resignation after lunch. He was speaking on the occasion of completion of two years of his government.
“I will resign after lunch,” he announced in a tearful speech, referring to the continuous tests he had been subjected to over the past two years.
He said that when Atal Bihari Bajpayee was prime minister he said to me to be a minister of central but i said to him that i will always be serve to Karnataka people.
He added,”it has always been a trial by fire for me”. But BJP has done well in Karnataka.
Speaking at an event, Yediyurappa said he has the “sole goal” to work hard for the next two years and bring the BJP back to power in Karnataka, where assembly elections are due in 2023.