Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa has resigned. Karnataka Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot has accepted Yediyurappa’s resignation, and has asked him to continue as caretaker CM till the next CM takes oath.
The BJP will send an observer to Karnataka. Central party leadership and the state party leadership will discuss the next face for the CM post, sources have said.
“I have decided to resign. I will meet the Governor after lunch”, he said at a programme to mark the celebration of 2 years of his government. “It has been an honour to have served the state for the past two years. I have decided to resign as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. I am humbled and sincerely thank the people of the state for giving me the opportunity to serve them”, he added.
Karnataka’s politics has been dominated by a few communities and among them, Lingayats are said to be one of the more prominent ones.