Earlier on Wednesday the BJP had given Yeddyurappa twelve hour time to table his resignation. On Thursday, Yeddyurappa sent his resignation letter to the party president Nitin Gadkari and informed that he would officially step down on Sunday, Jul 31.
Today all MPs have discussed the developments and have come to the conclusion that central leadership should not have removed Yeddyurappa only on the basis of Lokayukta report. MPs and majority of MLAs who are the chosen representatives have decided to appeal central leadership on their removal of Yeddyurappa," said BJP MP, Chandre Gowda.
Citing the tremendous support for the struggling CM of the state, it seems that Yeddyurappa can survive the battle once again and can remain the chief minister of Karnataka.
Meanwhile, senior BJP leaders- Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley reached Silicon City to elect Yeddyurappa's possible successor.
Yeddyurappa has been indicted in illegal mining report submitted by the Lokayukta Santosh Hegde. The Lokayukta, in his report, accused Yeddyurappa and his family of taking bribe from some mining companies.