Bangalore: BS Yediyurappa resigned as Karnataka CM on Monday, while sources have now said he resigned on July 10. However, BS Yediyurappa ruled the secret until his resignation was announced. According to media reports, Yediyurappa resigned on July 10 and his close leader delivered his resignation letter to PM Narendra Modi on the same day.
Six days later, when Yediyurappa arrived in Delhi by chartered plane, there was a lot of talk in the political corridors that he was about to resign. He had arrived in Delhi to meet the BJP high command and PM Modi. Media reports had reported that Yeddyurappa had offered PM Modi to resign as CM due to ill health. Yediyurappa, however, denied his resignation before the media and said these things were not true.
According to reports, sources say that at that meeting, 78-year-old Yediyurappa told PM Modi that he wanted some more time to step down. He reportedly said he would like to hoist the national flag in his final form as CM on Independence Day. This meant Yediyurappa had sought a discount of about another month. He also met BJP president JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. After every meeting, he said that he has been told that the party has a lot of faith in him and the party wants him to strengthen the party in Karnataka.