Shops shut in Yediyurappa's constituency Shikharipura

Shops shut in Yediyurappa's constituency Shikharipura

Shikaripura: Supporters of former chief minister BS Yediyurappa have shut down shops and commercial establishments in Shikaripura town after Yediyurappa stepped down on Monday. 

The unofficial bandh is to express disappointment after Yediyurappa resigned as chief minister. Yediyurappa was elected to the legislative assembly seven times from the Shikaripura assembly.  

He had been elected for the first time in 1983. Lost to Congress candidate B. N. Mahalingappa in 1999 elections.

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 Yediyurappa submitted his resignation to Governor Thawarchand Gehlot today, the day he completed two years in power. He would continue as caretaker till the appointment of the new chief minister.

Earlier, 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.