Karnataka: Yediyurappa resigns, to be caretaker CM

Karnataka: Yediyurappa resigns, to be caretaker CM

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa submitted his resignation to Governor Thawarchand Gehlot on Monday, the day he completed two years in power. He would continue as care-taker till the appointment of new chief minister.

Earlier, BS Yediyurappa delivered a teary farewell speech on completing two years in power. He formally announced to quit as chief minister in his speech.

"I have decided to resign. I will meet the Governor after lunch", said Yediyurappa.

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In an emotional speech at the Banquet Hall, Vidhan Soudha, Yediyurappa thanked the party leadership for giving him opportunities to serve the state.  He recalled his political journey in the state in his last speech as chief minister.

Yediyurappa said, "It has been an honour to have served the state for the past two years. I have decided to resign as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. I am humbled and sincerely thank the people of the state for giving me the opportunity to serve them".

On the occasion of the completion of two years in office, Yediyurappa presented the government’s Report Card to the people of Karnataka. Senior ministers, party president, and party workers congratulated the chief minister. 

With his resignation all speculations about his resignation have come to an end. For over a month now, rumours over Yediyurappa's resignation were doing rounds in political corridors.

In a political career spanning over five decades, Yediyurappa became chief minister four times. However, he couldn't complete a five-year term at least once.