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BS Yediyurappa Resigns As Chief Minister Of Karnataka; Breaks Down

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa broke down at a two-year celebration of his government on July 26 and announced his resignation. With this ends weeks of speculation raised by unrelenting calls for his removal by a section of the BJP in the state. \"I have decided to resign. I will meet the Governor after lunch," Yediyurappa, 78, declared in a tearful speech at the Vidhan Sabha premises. He spoke about being tested constantly in the two years of his fourth term - possibly his last, given the BJP's age limit of 75 years for posts. Soon after, he walked to the building next door to hand in his resignation. He tweeted, “It has been an honour to have served the state for the past two years.” Earlier, in his speech, he said, "When (Atal Bihari Vajpayee) was Prime Minister he asked me to be a minister at the Centre. But I said I will be in Karnataka.” BJP had grown in Karnataka, he said, adding, "It has always been an agnipariksha (trial by fire) for me. These last two years it was Covid-19.” Yediyurappa also said that he was not pressurised to resign and he did it on his own. Watch the video to know more.

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