In a surprising development, Shri BS Yediyurappa has resigned as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. He announced it at an event to commemorate the two years of the BJP government in Karnataka.
BS Yediyurappa had sworn in as CM of Karnataka on 26th July 2019. CM will meet Governor Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot around 1:30 PM to submit his resignation. He became emotional as he announced his resignation in the event.
At a time when rumours about his exit are doing the rounds, BS Yediyurappa had hinted that he might not continue as the Karnataka Chief Minister after July 26.
“When Atal Bihari Vajpayee was Prime Minister he asked me to be a minister at the Centre. But I said I will be in Karnataka,” said BS Yediyurappa in a very emotional address.
CM BS Yediyurappa added that “It has always been Agnipariksha for me, the last year has been tough as tax collection was reduced due to restrictions, yet the government did the best to continue development works”.
In a tweet on 21st July, he said that “I am privileged to be a loyal worker of BJP. It is my utmost honour to serve the party with the highest standards of Ethics and Behaviour. I urge everyone to act following Party ethics and not indulge in protests or indiscipline that is disrespectful and embarrassing for the party.”
As of now, it is uncertain as to who will replace him as the CM of Karnataka. The decision on the next CM of Karnataka is likely to be announced soon.