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Yeddyurappa resigns as Karnataka Chief Minister without facing trust vote

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa in the Karnataka Assembly as he arrives to take oath as MLA at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on May 19, 2018.

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa in the Karnataka Assembly as he arrives to take oath as MLA at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on May 19, 2018.   | Photo Credit: PTI

His resignation will pave the way for formation of a government led by JD(S) State chief H.D. Kumaraswamy, who has the backing of the Congress.

The three-day old B.S. Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka collapsed on May 19, with the Chief Minister announcing his decision to resign without facing a trust vote.

The Supreme Court on May 18 ordered a floor test in the Karnataka Assembly at 4 p.m. on May 19, drastically slashing the 15-day window given by Governor Vajubhai Vala to Mr. Yeddyurappa to prove his majority.

“I am going to resign as chief minister.... I will go to Raj Bhavan and submit my resignation.

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa arrives in the Karnataka Assembly to take oath as MLA at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on May 19, 2018.

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa arrives in the Karnataka Assembly to take oath as MLA at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on May 19, 2018.   | Photo Credit: PTI

 

“I will not face confidence vote... I am going to resign,” he told the Assembly after a brief emotional speech.

Mr. Yeddyurappa said he would now “go to the people”.

His resignation will pave the way for formation of a government led by JD(S) State chief H.D. Kumaraswamy, who has the backing of the Congress. The newly formed alliance has claimed support of 117 MLAs in the 224-member House with an effective strength of 221.

Polling for two seats was not held due to various reasons, while Mr. Kumaraswamy won from two places.

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