BJP central leadership executes smooth exit of Yediyurappa
Bengaluru: Finally, the five-decade political carrier of Lingayat strongman Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa comes to an end on July 26, 2021, with his resignation to CM post.
With this, the party central leadership has strategically executed the smooth exit of Yediyurappa from CM post soon after he completed two years terms at office.
After submitting resignation to Governor Thavarchand Gehlot, Mr. Yediyurappa said he will not take retirement from active politics, strengthen party organization, and bring the party into power in 2023 Assembly elections.
While announcing his resignation at the 'Sadana Samavesha' function (in view of the completion of two years terms as the Chief Minister) , Mr. Yediyurappa said happily he will step down from CM post and making way for the younger generation.
Yediyurappa was seen breaking down on stage while announcing resignation, but he said that “I am not sad to announce my resignation, with happily I will resign, no leaders in the BJP have given a position after 75 years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah have reposed faith in me. I am grateful to them,” he said.
The program regarding the two years achievements has turned into a farewell speech of the Chief Minister, he begins his speech recalling early political carrier, started as a municipal member of Shikaripura taluk.
Break out into tears, Mr. Yediyurappa said, “I have worked for party tirelessly, we had two MLAs in the Assembly in 1980’s, we have reached to the power in 2008 with winning 110 MLAs. Again we came to power in 2019. It was a remarkable achievement of the party”.
Emotional Mr. Yediyurappa, not forget to mention special thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP National President J.P. Nadda.
“Party high command has taken decision not to give the position to the party leaders who have 75 years above, but they have allowed me to continue in CM post in two years after 75 years”, Lingayat strongmen said, before he reaching to the Rajbhavan.
BSY farewell speech
“Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee assured me of appointing Union Minister, but I humbly rejected his offer and told him that I would build the party in the state”.
Because of the blessings of the Shikaripura people, I have become MLAs for seven times. Because of the sacrifices of lakhs of party workers and people, BJP has come to power and attained the number one position in India.
“I will not forget the support given Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in my lifetime. Because of their blessings, I have completed two years' terms as the Chief Minister”.
I pray with god that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should become Prime Minister for the third term. Because of their efforts, BJP has grown stronger in the country.
Mr. Yediyurappa has admitted that people representatives and officers are less honest, but only a few officers are working towards the welfare of the people. I will request the MLAs and officers to work towards the welfare of the people.