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Breaking: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa Announces Resignation After Days Of Speculation

The BJP veteran, in an emotional speech, announced that he will resign post-lunch today, reports said. 

After days of speculation around the 78-year-old leader stepping down, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced his resignation on Monday, according to reports.

The BJP veteran, in an emotional speech, announced that he will resign post-lunch today, reports said.

Earlier on Sunday morning, Mr Yediyurappa had said he expects to receive a message from the BJP high command about his political future by the evening. When asked about the matter, the Chief Minister said Sunday: “If the message comes by evening, I will let you know immediately.”

Earlier this month, the BJP leader made a sudden visit to Delhi where he met the prime minister and other senior leaders. His visit sparked speculations about BJP senior leadership allegedly asking him to step down as Chief Minister.

Mr Yediyurappa, however, had maintained throughout that he has not been asked to resign. On Thursday, he told reporters, “There is an event on July 26 on completion of two years of our government here. After this, I will follow whatever (BJP president) JP Nadda will decide”.

However, there were questions whether Mr Yediyurappa will be asked to step down while the state battles floods.

 

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