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B S Yeddyurappa Resigns As Karnataka Chief Minister Two Days After Taking Oath

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| May 19 , 2018 , 17:33 IST

Ahead of the impending floor test to prove majority in Karnataka, the live telecast of which Supreme Court gave permission to pro tem speaker, BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa has resigned from his post mere two days after taking the oath as Chief Minister.

The Supreme Court had ordered a floor test in the Karnataka Assembly at 4 PM today, drastically slashing the 15-day window given by Governor Vajubhai Vala to BJP Chief Minister Yeddyurappa to prove majority on Friday.

Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot, Mallikarjun Kharge with BJP leaders Ananth Kumar and Shobha Karandlaje are present in the Assembly. The 2 Congress leaders - Anand Singh and Pratap Gowda Patil who were so far missing also reached Vidhan Soudha to take oath as Karnataka MLAs.

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An emotional Yeddyurappa addressed the assembly and thanked voters, affirming that BJP would win 28 out of 28 seats in the Lok Sabha. "People have blessed us with 104 seats. The mandate wasn't for Congress or JD(S)," he said.

"I have traveled throughout the state for the last two years and have seen pain on the faces of people. I can't forget the love and affection I received from people," he claimed, adding, I have worked for the farmers of the state. The Congress did nothing in that regard."

Earlier today, speculations about Yeddyurappa's resignation were rife when Congress released several audio clips allegedly BS Yeddyurappa of trying to bribe Congress MLAs. However, the veracity of the audio cannot be independently verified.