Karnataka: Yeddyurappa resigns as Chief Minister

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The Karnataka government formation drama continued to take place as BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa resigned as the Chief Minister of Karnataka after he failed to prove a majority.

The resignation comes three days after he was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka by the governor Vajubhai Vala. BJP failed to get the magic no. of 113 seats to form the government. Congress and JD(S) had already joined hands on the Election Day with an alliance of 115 seats.

In his emotional address to the House, Yeddyurappa said he had many dreams of developing Karnataka. “If only people would have given us 113 seats instead of 104, we would have made this state a paradise.”

Attacking on the Congress-JDS alliance, he said, “Those who were swearing on the names of each other’s father and calling each other names before polls, have now come together to form this unholy alliance.”

The political drama in the southern state intensified after the Congress released audio clips accusing BJP of trying to lure its MLAs before the crucial trust vote in the House.

Earlier in the day, the Apex Court rejected Congress’ petition challenging the appointment of KG Bopaiah as the pro-term speaker ahead of Karnataka floor test. However, the bench allowed the floor test to be telecast live.

“Live broadcast of floor test would be the best way to ensure transparency of proceedings,” the judges said.

Alleging that Bopaiah had helped Yeddyurappa to survive the floor test in 2010, the Congress has moved to the Supreme Court challenging his appointment.

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