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Bengaluru, July 26: Ending days of speculation, BS Yediyurappa on Monday announced he will resign as Karnataka Chief Minister. While addressing the two-year anniversary of his government, Yediyurappa tenders an emotional farewell speech and announced his resignation.

BS Yediyurappa announces resignation, ending days of speculation

"It has been an honour to have served the state for the past two years. I have decided to resign as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. I am humbled and sincerely thank the people of the state for giving me the opportunity to serve them," said Yediyurappa.

BS Yediyurappa announces resignation: Here are the latest developments

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8:57 PM, 26 Jul
After BS Yediyurappa resigned from the post of Karnataka Chief Minister and broke down while announcing the same, state's Congress unit President DK Shivakumar on Monday said that the BJP leader should explain to people about the person who was responsible for his pain.
8:15 PM, 26 Jul
Evincing surprise at his announcement to quit, outgoing Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa's elder daughter, SY Arunadevi, on Monday said that her father may have taken the decision on Sunday night prior to going to bed.
7:49 PM, 26 Jul
After BS Yediyurappa resigned from the post of Karnataka chief minister on Monday, supporters from his hometown Shikaripura, in the Shivamogga district shut down shops and commercial establishments in disappointment. The market area in Shikaripura wore a deserted look soon after.
7:00 PM, 26 Jul
The successor to outgoing chief minister BS Yediyurappa will be announced in a couple of days, said a senior BJP leader. The leader said the next chief minister will be decided in the party legislature party meet in Bengaluru for which the observers will be appointed on Monday.
6:44 PM, 26 Jul
BS Yediyurappa has given his resignation in pain. Karnataka BJP will be washed away in tears. BJP should reconsider its decision: Dingaleshwara Swami of Balehosur Mutt on Yediyurappa's resignation from CM post. He is one of the seers who had met & supported Yediyurappa last week.
6:31 PM, 26 Jul
The BJP's parliamentary board will decide the next chief minister (of Karnataka) in the legislature party meeting: Party national general secretary Arun Singh
5:50 PM, 26 Jul
Nothing good will happen in Karnataka even after Yediyurappa's departure. BJP will still be present in the state. One corrupt CM has gone, whoever replaces him would also be corrupt. BJP should quit because they can't work for welfare of the state: Congress leader Siddaramaiah.
5:10 PM, 26 Jul
"Not out of grief, but with happiness. I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah for allowing me to continue even after 75 years of age. I will be involved in party building activities in future," a teary-eyed Yediyurappa said.
4:53 PM, 26 Jul
In the midst of the political turmoil in Karnataka following the resignation of chief minister BS Yediyurappa, Karnataka assembly speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri on Monday called on governor Thaawarchand Gehlot.
4:19 PM, 26 Jul
"There is no benefit for the common man if one corrupt CM is removed to make another corrupt as CM. Instead the whole BJP party, which is responsible for the miseries of people, should be ousted," former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who is Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly, tweeted.
4:18 PM, 26 Jul
Alleging that the BJP government in Karnataka was "illegitimate as it was born out of defection and corruption, the main opposition party wondered whether changing the face would also change the government's 'diabolical character'.
4:08 PM, 26 Jul
The Congress in Karnataka on Monday demanded the ouster of the BJP government in Karnataka instead of the party finding a replacement for Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa who has resigned.
3:44 PM, 26 Jul
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Karnataka BJP in-charge Arun Singh are likely to be two central observers for Karnataka.
3:06 PM, 26 Jul
Karnataka governor Thawar Chand Gehlot has dissolved the council of ministers headed by CM BS Yediyurappa with immediate effect.
2:52 PM, 26 Jul
It's also too early to write a political obituary of the 78-year old Lingayat strongman and the 24X7 politician, the face of the party in the State for decades.
2:40 PM, 26 Jul
There seems to be no "closure" for B S Yediyurappa, the BJP's "comeback man" in Karnataka, as he could never complete a full term in office, despite becoming the Chief Minister four times, surmounting odds.
2:38 PM, 26 Jul
Congress reacts to BS yediyurappa's resignation.
1:36 PM, 26 Jul
The Governor has asked BS Yediyurappa to continue to serve as caretaker chief minister of Karnataka.
1:35 PM, 26 Jul
BJP will send an observer to Karnataka soon. Meanwhile, BS Yediyurappa will continue as the caretaker CM. Central party leadership and the state party leadership will discuss the next face for the CM post: ANI quoting Sources
1:19 PM, 26 Jul
B S Yediyurappa submits resignation as Chief Minister of Karnataka to Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot at Raj Bhavan,of Karnataka to Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot at Raj Bhavan, says it has been accepted.
1:15 PM, 26 Jul
There is no quesiton about me leaving the state. I will continue to work for the welfare of the people in Karnataka: Outgoing CM BS Yediyurappa on being asked if he is willing to serve as a Governor
1:14 PM, 26 Jul
I am grateful to PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah & BJP chief JP Nadda for giving me the opportunity to serve Karnataka for two years. I also thank the people of Karnataka & my constituency. I decided to resign 2 days back. The Governor has accepted my resignation: BS Yediyurappa
1:14 PM, 26 Jul
We will work under whoever has been selected as the new CM by the (BJP) high command. I will give my 100% and my supporters will also give their 100%. There is no need to make any inference of dissatisfaction: Outgoing Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa
1:14 PM, 26 Jul
Nobody pressurised me to resign. I did it on my own so that someone else can take over as CM after completion of 2 years of govt. I'll work to bring BJP back in power in the next election. I've not given name of anyone who should succeed me: Outgoing Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa
1:07 PM, 26 Jul
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge refused to comment on Yediyurappa’s ouster, calling it the BJP’s “internal matter”.
1:00 PM, 26 Jul
It was a surprise for me. He told me that he may receive a favorable decision from the high command by July 26. But we all have to abide by the norms of the party. He is only quitting CM post, not active politics: Karnataka Minister K Sudhakar on CM Yediyurappa stepping down
12:41 PM, 26 Jul
Deputy CM Laxman Savadi, Agriculture Minister BC Patil and state minister JC Madhu Swamy reached the Governor's residence.
12:39 PM, 26 Jul
After announcing to step down, Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa reaches Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru
12:38 PM, 26 Jul
Sarvodaya through Antyodaya has been the guiding philosophy of our party. In the last 50 years, upliftment of poor, oppressed, backward communities, senior citizens, women and children has been my priority and I dedicated myself to bring positive changes in the lives of people, tweets Yediyurappa.
12:38 PM, 26 Jul
Our tallest leaders, starting from Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyayaji, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Atalji, Advaniji, Murali Manohar Joshiji have inspired me to dedicate myself to serve the nation. I have also received immense love and support of Modiji, Amit Shahji and Naddaji, he added.
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