BS Yediyurappa tendered his resignation as Chief Minister of Karnataka to Karnataka Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot this afternoon, as his government completes two years in office.
The 78-year old, BJP veteran has submitted his resignation to the Governor. Karnataka Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot has accepted his resignation letter and dissolved the council of Ministers with immediate effect.
“Not out of grief, but with happiness,” he said, as he thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and BJP National President J P Nadda for giving him an opportunity to serve as Chief Minister for two years, despite completing 75 years.
Yediyurappa also said that he will work to strengthen the party and bring it back to power, as per the expectations of the central leaders.
Yediyurappa was speaking at an event organized to mark his government’s two years in office at Vidhana Soudha, the seat of the state legislature and secretariat here.
During the speech, Yediyurappa termed his tenure for two years as “trial by fire”, recalling that he had to run the administration without a cabinet in the initial days, followed by devastating floods and coronavirus among other issues.