Who will replace BSY in Karnataka even as BJP strongman sounds word of caution
Bengaluru, July 26: BJP strongman and Karnataka Chief Minister, B S Yediyurappa announced that he would resign ending months of speculation about a leadership change in the state.
While emotionally announcing that he would step down, he however had a word of caution while telling party members that they should work harder and in a clean and honest manner. I have a debt to pay back to the people of the state, he said while adding that the party should work harder and in a clean and honest way.
With BSY announcing that he would resign, the ball now shifts to the central leadership which will decide on who would replace BSY. Several names have cropped up, but everyone is tight-lipped about who the next CM would be.
On who would replace BSY, India's leading psephologist Dr. Sandeep Shastri saya that he consistently maintain this point that the BJP's style of functioning is such there is always an element of surprise/suspense. The central leadership will surely have a stamp. In fact all hopefuls must be praying that their names are not reported in the media.
ನಾನು ಇಂದು ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಸ್ಥಾನಕ್ಕೆ ರಾಜೀನಾಮೆ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಲಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಜನರ ಬೆಂಬಲದಿಂದ, ಪ್ರಧಾನಿ ಶ್ರೀ @narendramodi, ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷ ಶ್ರೀ @JPNadda, ಗೃಹ ಸಚಿವ ಶ್ರೀ @AmitShah ರವರ ಸಹಕಾರದಿಂದ, ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಶಾಸಕರು, ಪಕ್ಷದ ನೆರವಿನಿಂದ 2 ವರ್ಷ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಪರ ಆಡಳಿತ ನೀಡಲು ಶಕ್ತಿಮೀರಿ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ನಡೆಸಿದ ತೃಪ್ತಿ ನನಗಿದೆ.— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) July 26, 2021
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. (1/2)— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) July 26, 2021
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.— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) July 26, 2021
Take the appointments made by the BKP. There has always been an element of surprise. I would not like to make a guess. I would in fact concede that a name that would surprise anybody may be announced, he also says.