BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced his resignation on Monday, putting all speculation to rest. In an emotional speech, the Karnataka BJP veteran made this announcement.
On the day his government completed two years in office, Yediyurappa announced his resignation as Karnataka Chief Minister.
The Lingayat leader also thanked the BJP’s central leadership and stated that he would meet with the state’s governor soon. “I’ve made the decision to resign.” “I will meet the Governor after lunch,” Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said at an event marking the end of his two-year tenure.
During a speech, Yediyurappa sobbed, “Every moment of my political life was an agnipariksha.”
“I owe the people of Karnataka a debt that I must repay. People have lost faith in all of us, I ask officers and MLAs. We need to work harder and more honestly. Many officials are truthful. That is what everyone should strive for. “Bangalore is being built to be a world-class city,” he said.
The veteran Karnataka BJP leader stated that he is deeply grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for giving him the opportunity to serve the people of the state.
“I was born in Mandya’s Bhukanakere and began his political career in Shivamogga. Shikaripura’s people blessed me seven times and sent me to the Vidhana Soudha. With your permission, I’ve decided to meet with the Governor after lunch and tender my resignation…. I’m not sad, but I’m happy “Yediyurappa, who was clearly emotional, said.
The BJP has an unwritten rule that those over the age of 75 are barred from holding elected office. The Chief Minister also stated that he will work to strengthen the party and return it to power in accordance with the expectations of the party’s central leaders.
Yediyurappa was speaking at an event commemorating his government’s two years in office at Vidhana Soudha, the state legislature and secretariat’s headquarters in Bengaluru.
I have decided to resign. I will meet the Governor after lunch: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa at a programme to mark the celebration of 2 years of his govt pic.twitter.com/sOn0lXAfeD
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PDuring his speech, Yediyurappa referred to his two-year tenure as a “trial by fire,” recalling that he had to run the administration without a cabinet in the beginning, followed by devastating floods and the coronavirus, among other issues.
Later, Yediyurappa went to the Raj Bhavan and submitted his resignation, which Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot accepted.