Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday resigned from the post of Chief Minister ahead of the crucial floor test in the Karnataka assembly.
While addressing the ASSEMBLY Yeddyurappa said People have blessed us with 104 seats. The mandate wasn’t for Congress or JD(S).
I have traveled throughout the state for the last two years and have seen the pain on the faces of people. I can’t forget the love & affection I received from people added Yeddyurappa.
BS Yeddyurappa was set to prove the majority in the assembly at 4 p.m. today ahead of the Supreme Courts order on Friday.
Speaking about the possibility of making a comeback, the BJP leader said we will get 28 out of 28 seats in Lok Sabha.”If only people would have given us 113 seats instead of 104, we would have made this state a paradise.” he added.
“I will lose nothing if I lose power, my life is for the people”, he said while breaking down in the Assembly.
The Supreme court on Friday ordered the decision of the floor test after hearing long arguments for and against the petition filed by the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) following Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala’s invitation to the BJP to form the government in the state. Earlier BS Yeddyurappa took oath as the Chief Minister on Thursday and was given a 15 day time period by the governor to prove majority.
The BJP emerged as a single largest party with 104 MLAs in the recently concluded assembly election but fell short of the halfway mark of 112 by seven MLAs. The Congress extended its support to JD(S) after the result with 115 MLAs and staked claim to form the government.