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Karnataka Chief Minister Yeddyurappa resigns

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November 19, 2007 17:18 IST

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa resigned from his post on Monday.

As proceedings were on in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, he rose from his chair and announced that he will tender his resignation as he did not enjoy the confidence of the House.

He later handed over his resignation to the Governor Rameshwar Thakur.

"I have been told by my parents not to take what is not mine. The post of chief minister does not belong to me anymore," he said.

Immediately after Yeddyurappa announced his decision, the speaker of the House Krishna said that there is no need for a trust vote and adjourned the House sine die.

It was a humiliating moment for Yeddyurappa as he left the assembly in a huff. As he walked out, the opposition Congress rose from their seats and shouted, "Shame shame."

They wanted him to take the trust vote instead of tendering his resignation.

However, Yeddyurappa left for Raj Bhavan where he handed over his resignation to the governor.

Yeddyurappa, who made an emotional speech, said that he was never hungry for power and wanted to
develop the state instead.

He said that in the past one and half year, he had only wished well for the people of Karnataka and wanted to work for their betterment.

Yeddyurappa also made it clear that he did not want to respond to the accusations made by the opposition. He also said that he did not wish to term the Janata Dal-Secular legislators as traitors.

Vicky Nanjappa in Bangalore

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