Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa stepped down from his post on Monday, the day he completed two years in office. This was his fourth term
The talks in this regard had been doing rounds for quite some time now. He had earlier dropped hints about his exit, saying that he would abide by the instructions of the party leadership.
Yediyurappa broke down during his speech in the Assembly, when he announced his resignation. While beginning his speech, he said that Atal Bihari Vajpayee, when he was the PM, had invited him to be a minister at the Centre, but he had insisted that he would remain in Karnataka. He thanked the BJP leadership for giving him “the opportunity to work as CM after crossing the age of 75”.
He will be meeting the Governor at 4 pm today.
“Deeply influenced by Jagajyoti Basavanna’s philosophy of Kayaka, Dasoha Tattva & the life of Lingaikya Shri Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddaganga Mutt, I have dedicated my entire 50 years of public life towards nation building and fulfilling the aspirations of the people of Karnataka,” Yediyurappa tweeted.
“Our tallest leaders, starting from Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyayaji, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Atalji, Advaniji, Murali Manohar Joshiji have inspired me to dedicate myself to serve the nation. I have also received immense love and support of Modiji, Amit Shahji and Naddaji,” he added.
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