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Yeddyurappa finally quits as K’taka CM after high drama

This article was posted on Jul 31, 2011 and is filed under Market News

Ending a three-day standoff with BJP central leadership, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa today submitted his resignation to the Governor following his indictment in illegal mining scam by the Lokayukta, saying that he has been accused unfairly.

Amid high-voltage drama, Yeddyurappa walked to the Raj Bhavan along with ministers and over 60 MLAs loyal to him and handed over the resignation letter to Governor HR Bhardwaj after a 38-month tumultuous stint in office.

Emerging out of Raj Bhavan, Yeddyurappa announced that he had stepped down from the Chief Ministership “without any hesitation” bowing to the central leadership’s directive.

“As a disciplines soldier of the party, bowing to the decision of party leadership, I have stepped down from the position of CM,” he said, adding, “I have been accused unfairly”. For more visit: Business Standard

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