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Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa resigns before floor test
Source: IT News / (with input from agency)

Imphal, May 19 2018: The political conundrum going on in Post Karnataka State Assembly Election is reaching climax with the Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa resigned after failure to get majority in the state assembly floor test today.

The floor test for Yeddyurappa government to prove its majority was scheduled to hold at 4 PM.

But the Chief Minister resigned before the test as the Chief Minister seem to realise that they will not be able to prove their majority.

As per protocol Pro tem Speaker K G Bopaiah started the proceedings and read out the agenda of the session earlier today morning.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa took oath as a member of the House.

He was followed by Congress Legislative Party leader Siddaramaiah and all other members of the House.

The BJP has 104 members but is short of 8 MLAs to match the magic figure of 112 .

Congress has 78 and JD(S)+38 .

With the resignation Yeddyurappa is now the shortest serving chief minister in the country.

Before accepting defeat BS Yeddyurappa said delivering an emotional speech in the Assembly said, "I will lose nothing if I lose power, my life is for the people" .

He said there was no way he could have served the people of Karnataka as the Congress was not even allowing the MLAs to speak to their family members.

"My only aim to form the government in Karnataka was to help the poor and farmers and waive off their loans.

All that Congress has done is try to divide the society on the basis of caste and religion.

I wanted to serve the people of Karnataka," Yeddyurappa told the House ahead of the floor test.

He added , "People have blessed us with 104 seats.

The mandate wasn't for Congress or JD(S) yet they formed an alliance to form the government.

I condemn the backdoor politics done by Congress and JD(S)" .

He then said that he will resign as the chief minister of Karnataka.

He will meet the governor after the Assembly session and submit his resignation.

Soon after BS Yeddyurappa announced his resignation on the floor of the House, DK Shivakumar held up Kum araswamy's hand and flashed victory sign as JD(S) and Congress MLAs started celebrations.

However, former chief minister Siddaramaiah was not seen in the midst of the celebrations as per report by First post.

Governor of Karnataka will now invite the majority party to stake claim for a new government.


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