Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa submitted his resignation to Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot in Bengaluru on July 26, ending his fourth stint at the helm exactly two years after he took charge.
A communique from Raj Bhavan said that the resignation of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had been accepted.
Yediyurappa told reporters soon after emerging from Raj Bhavan, “I have happily resigned. The Governor has asked me to continue in the post till the next Chief Minister is appointed. The resignation is voluntary. I want to allow a chance to others to help the government. There was no pressure. I had decided to resign two months ago.”
The 78-year-old Chief Minister said that his successor will get full cooperation from his side. The veteran leader expressed his gratitude to the people of Karnataka for allowing him to be the Chief Minister of the State four times.