K'taka minister quits after assembly bypoll defeat

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Bangalore, Aug 31: Karnataka minister V Somanna resigned from the Yeddurappa ministry on Monday, Aug 31, after having failed to get himself elected to the state assembly in a bypoll.

Somanna, who lost the Aug 18 assembly by-election in Govindarajanagar constituency, handed over his resignation letter to Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa.

"I will take a decision on accepting his resignation after consulting the state BJP chief D V Sadananda Gowda, national general secretary Ananth Kumar and the party high command," Yeddyurappa told reporters after receiving the resignation letter.

RSS at its two-day southern region meet reportedly asked Yeddyurappa to seek the resignation of Somanna.

However, Chief Minister said he would decide later as to what position could be given to Somanna.

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