Karnataka government crisis: Suspense continues over Yeddyurappa's departure

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BS Yeddiyurappa (Image tweeted by @ANI)
BS Yeddiyurappa (Image tweeted by @ANI)

Bengaluru : The suspense continued till late Sunday evening over replacement of Karnataka's current CM BS Yeddiyurappa as Bharatiya Janata Party's high command did not give any official instructions.

Yediyurappa had said that he is expecting a call from the high command on July 25 (Sunday), and would resign from the post on Monday (July 26) if he is asked to do so.

He had also mentioned that if high command did not give any instruction on Sunday then he will take his own call over staying on the position.

He will be completing two years in the office and is likely to make an announcement during the event organized to celebrate the occasion.

“I have not received any message till now. It may come tonight or tomorrow morning. I will continue, if they ask me to continue as the chief minister or if they ask me to step down, then I will resign and start working for the party,” Yediyurappa told reporters at around 6pm after returning to Bengaluru from Belagavi where he visited rain-hit areas.

Replying on the possibility of meeting the governor, he said, “I will take part in the event to celebrate two years in office and then will move to the Governor's office as per instructions from the high command. The slot has been reserved.”

Meanwhile, he asserted that he wants to work as the Chief Minister till last day and will tender resignation only if the high command asks him to do so.