B.S. Yediyurappa, the Chief Minister of Karnataka decided to submit his resignation as the CM . His resignation came on the day, when the State completed two years of the BS Yediyurappa Government.
On the 26th of July, the State Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said, “I’ve gone through agni pariksha always. For two months (in 2019) I didn’t get to make my Cabinet. There were floods and I roamed like a mad man. Later the Cabinet was formed.”
B.S. Yediyurappa is set to submit his resignation in the afternoon of Monday, the 26th of July.
The Karnataka CM’s resignation was in headlines and was speculated from a long time. However, no clarity was give previously. Till the 25th of July, B.S. Yediyurappa was unsure about the resignation. On Sunday night, he said, “We will see tomorrow. I haven’t received any information from high command yet. By tonight or tomorrow morning I’ll get to know. Tomorrow we will celebrate the two-year anniversary (of the Karnataka government that was elected to power in 2019.)”
Rumours were heard that B.S. Yediyurappa was going to resign amid growing resentment and issues within the Party members since June. Many Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) in Karnataka, expressed disappointment with the leadership of B.S. Yediyurappa. In regard to this growing issue, in June, a few BJP leaders and MLAs of Karnataka demanded the resignation of the State CM. It is to be noted, close to 80 % of the BJP legislators who met with the national General Secretary in charge of Karnataka, Arun Singh, supported changing the leadership (CM) of Karnataka.
Considering all the facts and growing resentment within the BJP unit in Karnataka, the National unit of the BJP demanded a resignation of Mr. Yediyurappa.
B.S. Yediyurappa was elected as the Chief Minister of Karnataka in 2019 July, after H.D. Kumaraswamy, the former CM of Karnataka lost the majority and had to resign. Today, the 26th of July, he completed two years of his government and is set to submit his resignation.
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