New Delhi, July 26: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Karnataka BJP in-charge MP Arun Singh are likely to be central observers for Karnataka, reported news agency ANI.
BS Yediyurappa on Monday resigned from the post of chief minister. He handed over the resignation letter to Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.
Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot accepted Yediyurappa’s resignation and asked him to continue as caretaker CM till the next CM takes oath.
Thanking party leaders and people for giving him the opportunity to serve the state as Chief Minister, Yediyurappa said “Nobody pressurised me to resign. I did it on my own so that someone else can take over as CM after the completion of 2 years of govt. I’ll work to bring BJP back in power in the next election. I’ve not given the name of anyone who should succeed me”.
I am grateful to PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah & BJP chief JP Nadda for giving me the opportunity to serve Karnataka for two years. I also thank the people of Karnataka & my constituency. I had decided to resign 2 days back. The Governor has accepted my resignation, he added.