Dethroned : Yedyurappa Quits His 55-Hr CM Post Without Taking Floor Test

Bengaluru. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s BS Yedyurappa today quit as Chief Minister minutes before the crucial trust vote that most speculated would see him lose miserably.

Upto one hour before the scheduled time for floor test there was commotion over two Congress MLAs who went missing from the assembly in the morning.

The Congress alleged that Pratap Gowda Patil and Anand Singh who disappeared a few days ago were kidnapped by BJP.

However they reached the Karnataka Assembly, Vidan Soudha just before the trust vote and took oath as members.

Congress and JDS lawmakers were constantly kept on the move to shield them from being allegedly bribed or threatened.

All of them except the missing pair were brought this morning from Hyderabad in buses after overnight journey.

“I come from a background of struggle and I will lose nothing if I lose power. I am going straight to Gvoernor’s house to give my resignation,” Yeddyurappa told the assembly at the end of is 20-minute emotional speech.

Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was qick to reach “Democracy has won in Karnataka. The conspiracy made by the BJP has failed to authorize the anti-constitutional measures, “ he tweeted.

Karnataka election results gave a hung verdict and Governor Vajubhai Vala the next day decided to invite BJP instead of Congress-Janata Dal combine that claimed 117 lawmakers.

The Congress challenged this in Supreme Court same night but the bench said it could not stop the ceremony of BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in and ordered a floor test today.

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