Bengaluru: In a dramatic turn of events,with BJP failing to get the requisite numbers to show majority ahead of the floor test in Karnataka assembly, BS Yeddyurappa, who was sworn in as the chief minister of the state of May 17, resigned from his post on Saturday evening.
Although BJP became the largest single winning political party In Karnataka due to lack of necessary legislator, two days Chief Minister Yeddyurappa resigned.In his Farwell speech he laments and says he will come back in majority in the next Lok Sabha election.
Before resigning, Yeddyurappa addressed the assembly wherein he said it was the BJP who had the numbers. “People have blessed us with 104 seats. The mandate wasn’t for Congress or JD(S). I have traveled throughout the state for the last two years and have seen the pain on the faces of people. I can’t forget the love and affection I received from people,” said the 75-year-old.
This development came after Congress released a number of audio clips wherein it alleged horse trading by BJP leaders, including Yeddyurappa. The BJP, however, rejected the charge, calling the tape the job of “mimicry artistes” and the “dirty tricks department” of the Congress.