Bengaluru : Upset over resignation of BS Yediyurappa from the Karnataka Chief Minister’s post, one of his supporters allegedly committed suicide on Monday. The deceased man, identified as 48-year-old Ravi, was a resident of Karnataka’s Chamarajanagar district. In his friends’ circle, Ravi was called Rajahuli, a Kannada term affectionately used for BS Yediyurappa.
After months of speculation over his resignation, Yediyurappa on Monday announced his resignation and put in his papers before the Governor. The BJP leader, who was first elected from the Shikaripura Assembly constituency in 1983 and went on to win eight times from the same seat, took oath as Karnataka Chief Minister four times. But he could never complete full term.
Immediately after the resignation of Yediyurappa, BJP national president JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Parliamentary Affairs and Mining Minister Prahlad Joshi held a closed door meeting in Delhi to discuss the state developments. It is said that the new Chief Minister will take oath by July 29.