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The Game of Thrones is still on in Karnataka. BS Yeddyurappa resigned as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on 19 May – a post he held for 55 hours – making way for the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) combine to take over.
HD Kumaraswamy is likely to take oath as Chief Minister on 21 May.
BS Yeddyurappa Steps Down As Chief Minister
A visibly upset BS Yeddyurappa delivered an emotional speech during the scheduled floor test, before submitting his resignation to state governor Vajubhai Vala.
BJP emerged the single largest party in the election and was invited to form the government. This government was pro-farmers and would have worked for the people of the state.BS Yeddyurappa, Former Chief Minister, Karnataka
Congress-JD(S) Has The Last Laugh... For Now
After Yeddyurappa stepped down as the chief minister, Congress and JD(S) MLAs flashed victory signs on the floor of the House. Moments later, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi lashed out at the BJP for allegedly attempting to arm-twist theCongress and JD(S) MLAs.
I am proud that the opposition stood together and defeated the BJP and we will continue to do so. You’ve seen openly how the PM directly authorised purchasing of MLAs in Karnataka So the idea that the PM spreads in the country that he is fighting corruption is a blatant lie. PM Modi is corruptionRahul Gandhi, Congress chief
Opposition United over BJP’s Turn Of Fate
Opposition leaders were quick to congratulate the mandate in Karnataka, BSP chief Mayawati congratulated BSP-Congress-JD(S) MLAs and workers and called the dramatic turn of events in Karnataka a “defeat of BJP’s arm-twisting”.
West Bengal CM and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee tweeted saying she has been invited to HD Kumaraswamy’s oath-taking ceremony.
The outcome in Karnataka is a victory for our democratic system. Yeddyurappa’s resignation is because he did not have the numbers in the House.Prakash Karat, General Secretary, CPI(M)
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