BS Yeddyurappa resigns from the post of Chief Minister ahead of floor test

BENGALURU: Newly  elected Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa resigned before going in for the floor test in the Vidhan Soudha here on Saturday.

Yeddyurappa resigned after he wasn’t able to establish his majority.

In his speech inside the Vidhan Soudha, Yeddyurappa said “If we had 113 seats, we would have changed the fate of this state. That did not happen. I expected the MLAs to come to my side. We will win all 28 Lok Sabha seats, that I assure the people. In the next assembly elections, we will win 150 seats. I will tour the state after this session. I will bring the party to power on my own. MLAs are fearful and scared. The JD(S) and Congress are harassing them. Even without power, I fight and live for the people. The Congress has subverted democracy. I am off to the Governor’s house. I now give my resignation to the people of Karnataka.”

On Friday,, while hearing a petition of the Congress-JD(S) alliance, the Supreme Court reduced the 15-day original time given by Governor Vala to the BJP to prove its majority in the house and asked the party to hold the trust vote on Saturday at 4 p.m.

The Congress-JD(S) alliance welcomed the top court’s move, saying the BJP’s bluff had been finally called out.

On Saturday, the Supreme Court also rejected the Congress-JD (S) petition to remove K.A. Bopaiah as pro-tem speaker ahead of the floor test and appoint the senior most legislator R.V. Deshmukh in his place.

The apex court instead ordered the videographing of the floor test to ensure transparency of proceedings.