Karnataka Floor Test: Yeddyurappa quits after emotional speech
Newly-appointed Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday resigned from the post after giving the emotional speech and without moving the motion for the floor test.
This comes just two days after he took oath, thus propelling the JD(S)-Congress alliance to form the government.
Speaking in Vidhana Soudha, Yeddyurappa said,''Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah made me the Chief Minister candidate on Babasahen Amedkar's Birth Anniversary.'' However, Former chief minister Siddaramaiah interupted BS Yeddyurappa and asked him to move the motion.
"If we had 113 seats, we would have changed the fate of this state. That did not happen. I expected the MLAs to come to my side. We will win all 28 Lok Sabha seats, that I assure the people. In the next assembly elections, we will win 150 seats. I will tour the state after this session. I will bring the party to power on my own. MLAs are fearful and scared. The JD(S) and Congress are harassing them. Even without power, I fight and live for the people. The Congress has subverted democracy. I am off to the Governor's house. I now give my resignation to the people of Karnataka," said BS Yeddyurappa.
"The Congress government did nothing for the farmers or people of Karnataka. It is the dream of PM Modi to uplift the lives of the people of Karnataka. I want to fulfil PM Modi's dream of joining the rivers in Karnataka to solve the farmer problems. Congress has divided the society on basis of caste and religion. PM Modi showed no partiality despite the state being ruled by Congress. My entire life has been a test, today is one more. Today is agnipariksha day," said BS Yeddyurappa as he breaks down in the Legislative Assembly.
Karnataka chief minister says "Unholy JD(S)-Congress alliance is against the people's mandate." He says the government must honour the dignity of farmers. "After so many years of Independence, we are not able to solve problems of farmers. Who won how many seats is not important. In the last five years, a lot has happened. I don't do party politics, I do people's politics. I have been humiliated. I will continue to fight for the farmers. All my life I fought for them, I want to save the state. I dedicate my life to farmers. Till my last breath I will work for them," said BS Yeddyurappa.